"I’m a writer, you monsters!" Barton Fink
I have a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Franklin & Marshall College, earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and was a Teaching Fellow in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at The University of Houston. I am a proud and grateful recipient of Maryland State Individual Artist Awards for both fiction and poetry.
I had the pleasure of writing in-game and cinematic character and NPC dialogue for Damnation (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC) with the game's writer and creator Michael Urbanski. I wrote, edited, and co-produced (with Frank A. Lama) the independent feature film Swarm of the Snakehead starring horror icon Gunnar Hansen. Frank and I also wrote the interactive U.S. Army training video BLASTER and were privileged to meet some of the incredible U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. I currently write songs and produce music as one-third of Moran Hill Hurwitz, an award-winning modern country songwriting team with feature film and television placements.
I have taught writing, rhetoric, and literature at the University of Houston, Houston Community College, Writers in the Schools, and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth in Los Angeles. While in Houston, I wrote about art and music for the Houston Press and was a poetry editor of the literary journal Gulf Coast. I was also in an awesome band.
Recent and current clients include: PopMark Media, Houston Press, ICS Learning Group, WILL Interactive, American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists, Jetsetmafia, SongBuilder Studios, Blue Omega Entertainment, Corvallis First United Methodist Church, AmericasDoctor.com, Huffington Post, Frankie Moran, Heavy Hammer, Sweet Leda, Microsoft Sidewalk, Michael Rosman Productions, Protect Yourself 1, King Pharmaceuticals, Studio Unknown, 420 Magazine, WellPlanet, InfoCulture, Umami, By The Waters with Pat Adams, Carlinn Whitney, Constellation Creativ, Y. King, Cole Moran's Blind Wind, Baltimore Hebrew Brotherhood, This is Sahara.
Photograph by Kevin Hill at Studio Unknown