About the Author
Until recently, my greatest accomplishment was winning the Brookside Elementary School Spelling Bee — obliterating my long-time rival, Leonard Presberg.
Ever since I studied developmental psychology at Cornell, I’ve been intrigued by human behavior and personality disorders. Some might say my interest in this subject should have motivated me to seek out therapy. Instead, it inspired me to become a writer.
After earning a Master’s degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, I foolishly sidestepped this passion by working in marketing and advertising — culminating in a soul-crushing position as Vice President, Creative Services for a Wall Street conglomerate.
Drained from wearing a tie and overusing words like “synergy,” I became a film professor and founding director of the Television and Film Arts program at SUNY Buffalo State. Hoping to impress my parents, I wrote a fairly well-reviewed book entitled, “Reflections of the Shadow: Creating Memorable Heroes and Villains For Film and TV.”
I also wrote feature screenplays and wrote and directed short films and a TV pilot, but embarking on a novel was always a dream.
And so began COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE — a story about four characters yearning for balance in their lives. To better understand this theme, I worked with a marriage counselor in New York City and discovered many people face a similar challenge. Whether it’s balancing work and life or love and life, the issues these characters deal with are universal and relatable.
COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE was selected by a panel of Hollywood agents and managers for publication as part of Inkshares’ The List 2016 competition. The book is based on my feature film screenplay of the same name. Enjoy!