A B O U T    M E

As a young man, I was an avid reader. We were a religious family and in our household we didn't watch much television. Like William Goldman said in The Princess Bride, "When I was your age, television was called books." 
Many of the writers that inspired me then still resonate with me today. Hemingway, Updike and Roald Dahl are my literary idols. I am also a huge fan of playwrights Harold Pinter, Annie Baker and Teresa Rebeck.
I chose to live in Dallas for a number of reasons, proximity to the film communities in Austin and Shreveport, the large theater scene, and the ability to fly nearly anywhere from DFW airport. It's a great place.

It's funny - growing up in North Dakota, Dallas was as exotic a locale as say, Paris or Fiji. I now live on Main Street in Downtown Dallas with my partner Olivia, our dog Honey, and a 140 gallon aquarium. And it's not quite Paris - but it's home.  
I am an avid skydiver, a fan of college and professional football, a bit of a foodie, and am often described as an all-around lovable asshole. When I'm not working or writing, I'm typically on my couch watching Frasier re-runs on Netflix, or the latest Top Chef.
And yes. I was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
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