I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles before attending college in Tucson where I studied film and creative writing. Iím an avid Laker, Bob Marley and Alfred Hitchcock fan. My passions include dogs (Mom has dedicated decades to rescue work), talking in foreign accents (Dad was a radio newscaster and also the infamous voice behind the original Kibbles n Bits mutt of the 80s) and reading (anything from Japanese blue-collar crime fiction to gossip websites to memoirs). When Iím not writing copy, I can be found at my local coffee shop writing short stories, writing about my most recent travel excursion or outside petting a dog tied up to the parking meter (i.e. writerís block).

Oh, and I have a cat. Go figure.