I am a California native and I lived and worked in Hollywood for ten years where I was a top story analyst and story editor for novels and film scripts.  A longtime Huffington Post contributor, I have been published as an essayist and short fiction writer in numerous publications. I also write for Script Magazine and The Times of Israel. My book Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter's Atlas is available at Amazon and my essay The Freaking Autumn of My Life was included in Aging: An Apprenticeship, and recently noted in the New Yorker. I am extremely proud of my upcoming book, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev