Thanks to all who felt I was worth calling attention to… I am humbled.

I’ve been fortunate to get kind recognition from others whose opinions I respect and appreciate.

Creative Writing Life: January 2023

CWL had me as a guest to discuss screenplay options and my book “21 Things You Need To Know About Screenplay Options”

SimplyScripts: February 2015

SimplyScripts republished my article “How The Crazy Lady At CVS Can Help You Write Character and Dialog

SimplyScripts: January 16-30 2015

SimplyScripts reprinted my article “How I Sold The Very First Screenplay I Ever Wrote – And How You Can Avoid The Same Fate

SimplyScripts chose to republish my article “10 Things To Think About When You Option Your Screenplay – Parts 1 & 2

ScriptTips: November 2014

Movie Outline chose to republish another one of my blog posts, this one on Why Too Much Detail Destroys Screenplay Description – and Pisses Readers Off

KSCO AM 1080: August 2013

KSCO invited me to be a guest on the station’s morning program, to discuss my screenplay and novel Rocket Summer, and to talk about the indie filmmaking process in general. I talked about how the story came about, the challenges of novelizing the screenplay, and explained how screenplay options and sales work. February 2013

D.B. Rhoomes did a great interview with me for her YA Lit series. We talked about my background, about both the Rocket Summer film and book projects, and about what’s next.

ScriptTips: October 2012

Dan Bronzite over at Movie Outline asked if he could reprint my Screenplay Options articles in their ScriptTips newsletter. Of course, I said yes… it’s great to be able to get good information out to more people

Wikipedia: September 2012

Just learned today that my article on Amazon Studios is cited as a reference in the Wikipedia Amazon Studios entry. Kinda cool!

NoFilmSchool: June 2012

Chris Boone over at wrote up an article highlighting my Amazon Studios postings… How Amazon Studios is Trying to Get Free Options to Privately Submitted Screenplays. June 2012

I wrote a blog posting detailing our experience with Amazon Studios’ new private screenplay submission model. Screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Go, The Nines) was kind enough to feature the posting on his highly respected website.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Newsletter: January 31 2012

BlueCat Screenwriting Competition’s January newsletter was all about advice for its contestants… focused on how to best leverage reader feedback to build a better screenplay. In it they recommend readers look at my blog posting When To Listen To The Reader: Understanding Screenplay Feedback.

Bleeding Cool: June 2012

The Amazon Studios post just keeps on giving… here’s a reference at the big-time big-deal comics website Bleeding Cool, in an article about Clive Barker’s involvement in the Amazon Studios property Zombies VS Gladiators:

IndieWire: July 11 2011

Indiewire’s article “The 21 Secrets to the Success of the Kickstarter Oscar Campaign” referenced — and extensively quoted — my article Can KickStarter Take This Doc To The Oscars.

JokeAndBiagio: July 9 2011

Television and film producers Joke and Biagio, of Joke Productions, launched and ran a very successful KickStarter campaign for their film Dying To Do Letterman. Their article “14 Blog Posts That Helped Us Launch Our KickStarter Campaign” referenced my article Crowdfunding: Think Like A Marketer and Increase Conversions.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Newsletter: June 28 2011

Each month the BlueCat Newsletter features a blog posting they feel will be valuable for their wide readership of screenwriters. In 2011 they featured my article “10 Things To Think About When You Option Your Script“.

Script Magazine: June 16 2011

In Jeanne Veillette Bowman’s article “Balls of Steel: Skin That Spec” she interviewed the screenwriting and producing duo King Is A Fink (Julie Keck and Jessica King) about their use of social media to build their careers. The duo was kind enough to mention my influence on their efforts.

49th Films: May 2011

Matt Shields over at 49th Films interviewed myself and two other script readers in his Script Reader Q&A to get insight into what readers look for, and what makes them crazy. I was humbled to be in such great company as Synthian Sharp and Jeanne Marie Spicuzza.

3am Screenwriter: Feb 2011

Justin Hedges is an uber-dedicated scriptsmith who writes the terrific blog The 3am Screenwriter. Justin wrote a great series of articles about screenwriters he’d been recommended to follow on Twitter. Besides myself, he interviewed Gary Sanders and Karen Quah. Here’s mine: The First Three: An Interview with Chip Street

ScriptChat: February 2010

ScriptChat is a weekly virtual gathering of screenwriting aspirants and pros who meet on Twitter to discuss the challenges of the craft and the business. I was invited to participate on the panel How To Write for Indie Filmmaking:  When to Take the Indie Path.