Growing up, some kids dismantled engines. Others took apart computers. I deconstructed stories.
Still do. It’s a great way to learn what works and what doesn’t. In technical fields, you might call it reverse engineering. It has been invaluable to me while writing plays, analyzing movies, and during my eighteen years as a copy editor, senior researcher, and staff writer at the Los Angeles Times.
Currently, I am a writer, speaker, and consultant based in Los Angeles, where I live with my hockey-crazed wife and eerily prescient son in a home full of action figures and Hot Wheels.
When I’m not reading, writing, or otherwise obsessing about stories I am a former Vice President, Public Relations, of Crown City Toastmasters, a participant in the playwright incubator and community hub, PlayGround L.A., and a dedicated runner.