Novelist, dramatic writer, actor, filmmaker, vocalist--for a long time, I wished I could stick to one thing! But as I've grown as an artist and human, I've learned to embrace this "diversity of expression." When I was directing my short film Mud Lotus, I was grateful for my experience as theatre director, musician and sound recorder, actor, and dramatic writer. When I became a teacher of creative writing at the university level, I was grateful for my experience creating workshops, producing albums, working with actors. As I drafted and redrafted my novel, I was happy to have experience as a screenwriter to give me a sense of structure, and playwriting to give my dialogue foundation, and years of making albums to give me perseverance and the ability to work in a small dark room, wishing somebody would bring me take-out. Please explore the site, don't hesitate to get in touch, and don't let them tell you you can't.
"My heart is so small it's almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it? 'Look,' he answered, 'your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.'"