I am a writer, filmmaker, artist, photographer, designer, musician, and theatre geek.
I love animals, nature, Halloween and pumpkins, rainbows, unicorns, orange and black, pirates, vampires, werewolves, music, books, movies, tea, and Morbius, Batman, Joker, and Harley Quinn (hence the name of this blog).
I am a straightedge, Celtic Pagan, goth, hippie mama to human children and six guinea pigs.
Hailing from the frozen depths of Rochester, New York — where I currently reside — I have also lived in wicked cool Boston, Hotlanta, and under the palm trees in California. The daughter of average suburbanites, I found escape the dry monotony of the surburbs through writing, music, and theatre. I fell in love with writing stories in first grade and have ever since. In second grade, I fell in love with theatre and the stage when we did a class play. By fifth grade, I wrote and performed my own play. I continued to write and do theatre all throughout junior high and high school. In college, I earned degrees in Music Business, Art, Creative Writing, Theatre, and Film.
While in college, I wrote my first screenplay on napkins while working at a local cafe and self published my own chapbook of poetry. I dropped out of graduate film school at the Academy of Art University for no real good reason, but continued to parade around as a student to work on student film sets.
I have taught darkroom photography to at-risk inner city youth, designed costumes for many theatres and student films, and was a director of a hacker/maker space in Oakland, California. I have had poetry internationally published in anthologies and my art and photography exhibited at cafes, galleries, and museums. I have written countless short stories, novels, and screenplays. And have worked on many short films and music videos, winning an award for Best Music Video at the Epidemic Film Festival.
I stay up way too late to work on my writing and get up way too early to be a slave to a day job as a teaching assistant. I may also share my film portfolio on this blog because film and my writing are so closely connected — I would love nothing more for my writing to be turned into movies!