MANLY DESIRES AND HEROIC DREAMS – A novel. “Nick Taylor is a successful Chicago advertising executive who finds himself back at his patriarchal homestead. He’s in the middle of a divorce, failing at work, and falling hard into a midlife crisis, but with the sudden death of his twin brother, his story quickly becomes a tragicomic dispatch from a place that is neither south nor north, nor east nor west. It is from a place that is kept low by the winds of change. It is from a place that overflows with manly desires and heroic dreams.”

In-progress novel for 2022. Click here for the opening pages.

Newspaper film reviews and essays:

Sweeny Todd:
The Changeling:
The Reader:

The Problem with Paying Attention
Zack and Miri Make Me Sad
The Los Angeles Times gives up on Literature
The Foreign Film Resolution


THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD – A 2019 feature documentary available on Amazon Prime. Director and Producer. “A documentary on the wrongful conviction of David Robinson and his eighteen-year struggle to prove his innocence. It details the devastating effects wrongful convictions have on not just the innocent but of their family and community.”

Sample commercials as Director and Writer: Pella Windows and Wounded WarriorsMaxwell House and NASCARAT&T Inspiration Break


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