FROM GRADUATE THESIS
Double-concentrating in both screenwriting and history/theory/criticism as a graduate student at Columbia University's film school, I wrote my graduate thesis on "Fargo" and "Blood Simple." The Coen brothers' astute, quirky storytelling fascinated me as an English lit major ever-fascinated by what makes stories crackle and tick.
TO TRADE PUBLISHING
Expanding on and reworking my honors thesis written for my MFA from Colubmia University, I toned down the academese and transformed the two=chapter dissertation into a general reader title.
In May 2007 the book was published by Scarecrow Press, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. (More on the book coming soon.)