Debut Novel

Advanced Praise for Mothers & Other Strangers

"Whom do we really belong to and why? This dark gorgeous jewel of a novel probes the secrets we keep, and the complex ties of family, love and loss. Shattering and brilliant, this marks the debut of an astonishing talent."

Caroline Leavitt NYT best selling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow.

​I'm the author of Mothers And Other Strangers, the Creative Director of Eat My Words, and the founder and head honcho of Gina Colada Copywriting.

Coming May 2, 2017
MOTHERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
Published by Prospect Park Books
2010
-Nominated for the James Kirkwood Literary Prize
 
2008
Let It Be Me
-Commercial Fiction Manuscript
 
2007 -2010
UCLA Extension’s Writer's Program
Graduated with Distinction from 3 year Creative Writing Program
-Writers Studio-Screenwriting Intensive- Keith Giglio
-Novel Writing V- Advanced invitation only professional workshop with Caroline Leavitt
-Advanced Novel Writing- Robert Eversz
-Novel Writing- Rebecca Johns
-Personal Essay writing- Rochelle Shapiro
 
 2007
​-Represented: An actor's guide to getting representation

 

 2006
Cat Dog
-11minute Spec Script
 
2005
Lisa’s first snow-manuscript
-A children’s book; age 5-9
 
2005
The Mighty Ghoul- Writer/ Producer
-Aural Traditions presents “The Mighty Ghoul”
-Radio play produced in partnership with ‘SoundDogs’
 
2005
Aural Traditions
- Radio play serial pitched to the CBC for radio competition, chosen as a semi-finalist
2004
The Commons
-Pilot and Bible for CBC new series contest, chosen as a semi-finalist
2001
Cream of Comedy- Co-Producer
-Live to tape show for broadcast on The Comedy Network
-Producer Lindsay Leese, Host Colin Mochrie
 
Where are they now? -Co-producer/Director
-5, 1 minute shorts
-Mocumentary of Previous Recipients of The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award for the Cream of Comedy
2000
Precious- Writer/Producer
-Short Film, Digital, 12 Minutes
-Actra co-op
2000
-Honestly- Writer/Producer
-One Act Play 2000 Fringe
-Co-written with James Downing
 
1998-1999
Second City Mainstage-Writer
-Y2K The Chip Hits The Fan
 
1994-1998
The Stupid Goodlookings -Writer/Co-Producer
-Deja Voodoo Fever- The Tim Sims Playhouse -Sketch shows, all across Toronto; including The Rivoli, Oasis, Buddies in Bad Times, The Laugh Resort.
1998
Women's Comedy Festival with Brigitte Gall-Writer
-Stand-up
 
1997
A Broader Night of Comedy with Brigitte Gall and Sandra Shamas-Writer
-Stand-up-Buddies In Bad Times
 
1996
The Dish Show- Writer
-"Jew Wop", "The Reunion", "I'm Single"-The Comedy Network
 
1996
She's So Funny-Writer
-"Family"-The Comedy Network
1994
Raw Talent Speaks Out- Writer/Performer
-Walking with Angels Productions
-Writer in collaboration with inner city kids
-Theater on Three NYC

Work


 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 Creative Writing Long Form Fiction- Graduated w Distinction
-Caroline Leavitt Advanced Writing Professional Workshop
-Writer's Studio-Screenwriting Intensive w Ketih Gigilo
-Advanced Novel Writing w Robert Eversz
-Novel Writing w Rebecca Johns
-Personal Essay Writing- Rochelle Shapiro
-Children's Writing- Rhea Tregebov
-Playwriting- Carol Bolt

 

Ryerson

UCLA Writer's Program