"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." Mark Twain
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.
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 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.
I wrote in-game and cinematic character and NPC dialogue for Damnation (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC), co-wrote the interactive U.S. Army video training called BLASTER. I also wrote, edited, and co-produced the independent feature film Swarm of the Snakehead starring Gunnar Hansen. I currently write and produce music as part of Moran Hill Hurwitz, an award-winning songwriting team with feature film and television placements. I was 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 Music, Heavy Hammer, Sweet Leda, Microsoft Sidewalk, Michael Rosman Productions, Protect Yourself 1, King Pharmaceuticals, Studio Unknown, 420 Magazine, WellPlanet, InfoCulture, Digital Family Summit, Umami, By The Waters, Carlinn Whitney, Protect Yourself 1, Constellation Creativ, Y. King, Cole Moran, Baltimore Hebrew Brotherhood.
Photograph by Kevin Hill at Studio Unknown