I have been writing since the first grade. I write because I can't seem to stop writing and I love what I am doing. I discovered my passion for the craft while studying screenwriting at Hollywood Film Institute in 2000. I sat down to write a screenplay and never stopped. Currently working on a feature length novel, I have 60 published short stories, poems, and articles. I teach aspiring authors how to write to the formats that publishers will notice and I write human interest articles for my local town paper. I have an excellent vocabulary and a copy of The AP Style book in both hard cover and PDF format with one or the other open at all times. I believe in my heart that every story should be a great story well told.