my travels 

Writer, Actor, World Traveler

Guess where I went!

I love to travel. So far, I have visited 44 states and 12 foreign countries on three continents. Much of my travel in the states has been during six cross country treks. I highly recommend seeing the USA first hand - from Niagara Falls, to the Grand Canyon, to colorful La La Land, there is always something around the corner that will take your breath away.

         In May of 2018 I left the country. For good reason.  I fulfilled a dream and spent a week in Kyoto, Japan - and fell in love with that country.  I can't wait to go back to that hypnotic place and explore even more.  But next time, I want to take a group of writers with me.  Contact me for more information.

Vancouver, B.C.

In May of 2017 I went to friendly CANADA.

vancouver, b.c.

I was honored to have had my script MY OLD MAN chosen as a finalist for the screenwriting competition in the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.  #VIWFF  So I decided to go.  

When I got there I checked into my hotel, and immediately felt like a celebrity.  A room with a view!  At night the lights were spectacular and in the afternoon I could see the cruise ships on the water.  There was also a great restaurant in the hotel with desserts to die for.  Next time you're in Vancouver, you might want to stay at the Century Plaza Hotel.

The #VIWIFF festival took place at Vancity Theatre, a modern facility with lots of places to meet and meet up.  Not only did I find an enormous wealth of smart, supportive women, but also an abundance of remarkable films.  I attended dozens of screenings and sat in on the panels afterwards.  I also participated in a panel on writers, then went to brunch afterwards with a few new friends: Joan MacBeth, writer and screenplay competition organizer; Maja Aro, filmmaker, stunt coordinator and all-round badass; Michelle Muldoon, writer and producer at Paisley Productions; and Leslie Mapstone, writer and documentarian.  I was happy just to be part of the festival, so when I won, it was an embarrassment of riches. 

And did I mention that the city was beautiful?  Vancouver is full of the kind of architecture and history I seek.  I took a short tour, visiting some of the historic homes in the area, (see the birdhouses in the tree?), and then walked to the water.  Even through the rain I could see the beauty of this city.