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JUST KISS ALREADY!

Breaking your heart in all the right ways...

Follow along with me as I show you what 60k in student loan debt  from film school has taught me...

 

WELCOME!

Hopeless and Romantic

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. And I need somewhere for my work to go instead of collecting dust on my flash drive. Hence, this site; waiting to be discovered by those that love writing as much as I do, or just appreciate a good love story. I want to share worlds and characters I've created over the years (and currently) with other people, and hope they find a little joy in my scribbling.

Most of the work on this site will be of screenplays and teleplays I've written and those I'm aiming to get to. I do write prose, but mostly as fanfic under a pseudonym.  ;)

Also, my wheelhouse is strong female leads, interracial/multicultural couples, and members of the LGBTQIA community. Therefore, the majority of the projects on this site are romantic dramas or comedies featuring them as complex, 3-dimensional protagonists, because all stories need to be told, especially those that are underrepresented.

And finally, this shit gets real NSFW sometimes, so if you're hoping for me to keep it PG and light, I'm sorry, but we don't do that over here. You've been warned.

***(ALL COMPLETED WORKS ARE REGISTERED WITH THE US COPYRIGHT OFFICE)

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NEWS

NEW WORKS!

5/1/2021

Added 4 new works: EIGHTH IN LINE, ROSE|ASH|SABRE|SERPENT, INSTA-LOVE, and ALL HALLOWS' EVE. Check them out below under COMPLETED WORKS!

CONTESTS!

5/1/2021

Entered 6 new screenwriting contests:​

  • Launch Pad Pilot Competition (2021)

  • Diverse Voices (Fall 2021)

  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition (2021)

  • Stage 32 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest (5th Annual 2021)

  • Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition (2021 Part 2)

  • ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition (2021)

CONTEST!

1/19/2021

Just entered by pilot for SQUAD GOALS into the Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest!

THE WALLER BOYS

1/5/2021

Finally completed the TV Bible for THE WALLER BOYS! Listed below under "Complete Works."

FILTHY RICH MURDERS AND UNFAITHFUL

1/5/2021

Currently in the first draft phase of writing the pilot episodes of FILTHY RICH MURDERS and UNFAITHFUL.

CONTEST!

1/5/2020

Just entered the Script Pipeline Great Idea Contests (2020) with two new pitches: THIRD IN LINE and BLOOD & HONEY!

NEW WORKS!

1/4/2021

Came up with two new ideas for television series, THIRD IN LINE and BLOOD & HONEY. Check them out under "Completed Works" below.

CONTEST!

1/3/2021

Entered my Look-Book & TV Bible for COLORBLIND into the New Media Film Festival contest!

 

COMPLETED WORKS

(latest to oldest)

ALL HALLOWS' EVE

(one-hour horror/drama anthology series)

This TALES FROM THE CRYPT/ELVIRA'S MOVIE MACABRE-inspired series is an anthology show wherein a fictional horror author reads scary tales from her new book to an enthralled audience while also engaged in her own frightening story as she grows increasingly attracted to a werewolf.

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INSTA-LOVE

(sitcom)

An internet influencer has the driven goal of being the biggest thing in wellness branding, but meeting a single dad she's immediately attracted to at a coffeeshop one morning, may derail her future plans as the next #GIRLBOSS.

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ROSE|ASH|SABRE|SERPENT

(one-hour dark fantasy drama)

Olenna and Rhea are estranged sisters ruling their separate lands as fierce queens after a deadly falling out when they were young women. They've maintained a mutual understanding of distance and apathy since, but when Olenna's daughter, Lyra, is kidnapped, and all signs point to Rhea as the culprit, their passive peace will be disrupted by a quest for revenge.

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EIGHTH IN LINE

(one-hour TV drama)

What if America were a monarchy instead of a democracy?

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THE WALLER BOYS

(6-episode limited/miniseries)

When Ford breaks off his engagement due to a family curse, his uncles, grandfather, and father try to convince him to give the messy, chaotic, and wonderful thing called love a fighting chance.

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BLOOD & HONEY

(TV series pitch)

A team of former Navy SEALS have spent the last 10 years transforming their devastated hometown in rural Pennsylvania into an idyllic small town with mob-style rule, but the hillbilly drug peddlers, former sheriff, and a cult leader miss how things used to be, and aim to revert the town back to it's old ways.

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COLORBLIND

(original 10-episode limited/miniseries)

The lives of 10 different southern women go from idle to murderous when their individual limits are tested. From teenage girls to housewives to rejected bombshells, pitiless retaliation is the answer. And remorse doesn’t always follow.

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COLORBLIND

(original 10-episode limited/miniseries)

The lives of 10 different southern women go from idle to murderous when their individual limits are tested. From teenage girls to housewives to rejected bombshells, pitiless retaliation is the answer. And remorse doesn’t always follow.

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NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A SUPERHERO

(original teleplay)

What's it like dating a superhero? Complicated.

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WEAR YOUR CROWN

(original teleplay)

Chronicling the growing pains of four black teenage girls that attend a private school in Michigan; studious Yara, bohemian Briar, firecracker Mimi, and shy Theo. #BlackGirlMagic

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SQUAD GOALS

(original teleplay)

A doctor, chef, software developer, and comedian navigate their careers, romance, and friendship with humor and sincerity while living their best millennial lives in NorCal.

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THE JANITOR

(original screenplay)

Mumblecore dramedy about the unexpected romance that blossoms between a janitor and the young rich boy that pursues him.

NOTE: This is NOT an outline/treatment!

No dialogue is written due to the propensity for hyper-realistic conversation between characters within the subgenre.

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THE DOLLHOUSE

(original teleplay)

Four high-class escorts and their poised madam play within the world of the super wealthy and powerful while trying not to get in over the heads. Or fall in love.

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SOLDIER ON

(original teleplay)

A group of wounded Iraq veterans try their best to navigate their romantic lives, PTSD, and the bureaucracy of Veterans Affairs.

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KING & PRINCE

(original sitcom)

A Navy SEAL and shy cashier make several attempts to date but are thwarted by oddball friends, nosy family, and exes that wander back into their lives.

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SKATE & DESTROY (HER)

(original teleplay)

A one-hour dramedy about five women on a roller derby team, their coach, and a professional hockey player who owns and sponsors the team they play for.

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SACKCLOTH & ASHES

(original screenplay)

An arms dealer discovers his ex-fianceé is not only alive, but a CIA operative.

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MODERN FAMILY SPEC SCRIPT

(what it says on the tin)

The whole family goes to Santa Barbara to visit old friends of Phil and Claire that are now wealthy intellectuals.

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GIBSON FAMILY VALUES

(My first attempt at writing an original sitcom)

The sometimes humorous (and sometimes serious) lives of a liberal interracial family living in Boston.

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

(original teleplay)

A fallen angel living in New Orleans tries to return to Heaven with the help of Archangels Gabriel and Michael, much to the dismay of her former lover, Lucifer.

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CAGED BIRDS

(My college senior thesis [2008])

A black woman is accidentally taken hostage by a white ranch hand in early 1900s Texas.

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MURPHY'S LAW FOR NICE GUYS

(original screenplay)

A mild-mannered Brit surprises even himself when he becomes the Executive Producer of a children's cooking show in London.

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ON MY COFFEE TABLE...

(Books I'm Currently Reading)

PUMPKIN

By Julie Murphy

WINTER'S ORBIT

By Everina Maxwell

HOW TO FIND A PRINCESS

By Alyssa Cole

SHIP IT

By Britta Lundin

THE RUIN OF A RAKE

By Cat Sebastian

CAMP

By LC Rosen

I THINK I LOVE YOU

By Auriane Desombre

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WIP

All the stuff I'm currently working on that's got me excited, but is also driving me &#%!@?! crazy.

 
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FILTHY RICH MURDERS

one-hour mystery/thriller

FIRST DRAFT IN WORKS

ABOUT ME

Jessica, 37.


Female. African-American. Wife. Straight ally. Jersey girl, born and raised. Screenwriter.  Fanfiction enthusiast. Progressive/Democratic Socialist. Atheist. Optimistic nihilist. Pretentious Asshole. Aloof queen. Pervert. Scorpio. TV junkie. Grilled cheese sandwich lover. Cats over dogs, always.

Biggest IRRATIONAL fear:

Forcefully being admitted into an insane asylum only to find out I *actually* belong there...

(which makes no sense because crazy people don't know they're crazy)


Biggest RATIONAL fear:

Stroke, paralysis, losing a limb, jail

(I am too cute and too sheltered for such a hard knock life)

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