LA // Brief Stop

A little over a year ago, I’d just landed in LA. It was five months before the pub date of The Island Dwellers, and maybe four days before the writers room began for Tales of the City.

Things that have changed: 1) Tales has been written and has filmed. 2) The Island Dwellers is out. 3) The second book for Random House, a novel, is starting to become A Thing and not A Thing That Comes Next. 4) There is more gray in my hair.

Things that are the same: This apartment, and this lemon tree. IMG_0905IMG_0936

W is For…

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m apparently only writing plays that start with W.

WITCH, a commission for Writers Theatre in Chicago, and a chance to get fresh with Jacobean drama.

WINK at Marin Theatre Company, a chance to get fresh in general.

W is also for Wandering, which is what you sometimes do when the Writer’s room ends for the day… IMG_1640

Just A Sunday Hike

IMG_1576 FullSizeRender-1 The part right BEFORE The native Californian explains to the New Yorker that the weird holes in the steep and narrow path? …are snake-holes. In which, presumably? There are snakes. FullSizeRender-3 NOPE NOPE NOPE. Bye, mountain path.

Sealin’ the Deal

When you’re in NYC and your people are in San Diego and they FaceTime you into a group of seals… Dane seal 1

Dane Laffrey: Cinematographer And Seal Facilitator

Dane Laffrey: Cinematographer And Seal Facilitator

Communing with my new friend

Communing with my new friend

P.S. Before you judge me for the title of this post, just know that I almost went with “Seal You Later.”