I’m a successful actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Some of my acting work includes lead roles in Love Finds A Home, a Hallmark TV movie. Creepshow 2, Dying Young, Point Break, as well as several guest star roles on one-hour dramas. Full list of credits can be found on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0066480/ . I’m a member of The Actors Studio. I attended the U.C.L.A Advanced Fiction Program and I’ve had my short fiction published in the literary magazine 34thParallel. I’ve taught seminars on writing at Lancaster State Prison.
There are plenty of coming-of-age books for teenagers, and adult-mid-life crisis, but not many for the twenty-something in between years. With a haunting elegance, The Silence Of Remembering captures those twenty-something purgatory years.
With her upcoming ten-year death remembrance, Twigs who has adjusted to purgatory returns home with her brother Alex, unable to hear her, she must help him confront the crippling memories blurred by a family secret the night of her tragic death or her worst fear will come true-she will never get to heaven. Through flashbacks, Twigs recalls her first friend she met in purgatory. Char-Char, an older girl who does her best to comfort Twigs in this in between place that doesn’t look or feel like purgatory. Gradually, Twigs begins to understand why she has been tied to her brother. The truth emerges, and she asks herself, “do I really exist?” Twigs, tells the story of this family’s slowly healing rift and how a person can navigate or postpone the grieving process. By all accounts her brother is on top of the world, a handsome young actor on the verge of stardom, having landed a role opposite Hollywood’s hottest young actress. Alex is on his way to becoming a teen heartthrob. His past and present collide, as he struggles through Hollywood parties, nightclubs, movie sets, paparazzi, and starlets, only to find he can no longer outstrip he past. Twigs, watches him plot his course, offering her love and encouragement. Her clear-eyed perspective helps Alex to acknowledge his loss, while possibly discovering a separate peace.
The Silence of Remembering, weaves a collection of universal themes: a young mans’ fall into adulthood. How does a person integrate their dark side, the shadow self and become whole? How a secret affects a family?