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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 WORK!

10/7/2020

COLORBLIND is now completed and registered with the US Copyright Office. The pilot episode, look-book, and bible are now posted under "COMPLETED WORKS!"

THE WALLER BOYS/UNFAITHFUL/HAUNTED HEARTS

10/4/2020

Currently completing the TV Bible for The Waller Boys and Haunted Hearts.
And the pilot for Unfaithful, as well.

COLORBLIND

10/4/2020

Currently editing the Look-Book, Abridged TV Bible, and pilot episode of the limited series.
Once copywritten with the US Copyright Office, I'll post it to the site in a packet!

FILTHY RICH MURDERS

10/4/2020

Added a new project to the WIPs!
It's a present-day murder mystery show that deals with class, race, money, power, and crime.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

8/31/2020

HAPPY 62nd BIRTHDAY to my beautiful mother!!! Glad your day was as relaxing as you needed it to be. Love you always.

CONTESTS

8/30/2020

I've entered 8 screenwriting contests this  year:

  • Slamdance Screenplay Competition

  • ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition

  • WE Screenplay Diverse Voices

  • Romance Film & TV Screenplay Festival

  • Female Film Festival Screenplay Contest

  • Genre Screenplay Competition

  • LGBT Toronto Screenplay Festival

  • Your Script Produced! International Script Competition 

FIRST DRAFT COMPLETE!

8/27/2020

Just completed the first draft of the TV Bible for "Rainbow Rage" (now titled "Colorblind"). On to the second draft and then finishing touches!

Once copyrighted with the US Copyright Office, I'll post onto the site.

NEW WORKS!

7/15/2020

4 new projects have been added to the COMPLETED WORKS section: a romantic dramedy about the love lives of superheroes, a coming-of-age dramedy about a quartet of young black girls, a half-hour comedy about four male friends living in California, and a mumblecore feature about a janitor unexpectedly finding love.

 

COMPLETED WORKS

(latest to oldest)

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.

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.

NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A SUPERHERO

(original teleplay)

What's it like dating a superhero? Complicated.

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

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.

THE JANITOR

(original screenplay)

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

(This is NOT an outline/treatment!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

SACKCLOTH & ASHES

(original screenplay)

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

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.

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.

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.

CAGED BIRDS

(My college senior thesis [2008])

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

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.

 

ON MY COFFEE TABLE...

(Books I'm Currently Reading)

THE HUNTING PARTY

By Lucy Foley

SO WE CAN GLOW

By Leesa Cross-Smith

RABBIT: A MEMOIR

By Patricia Williams

SHE'S COME UNDONE

By Wally Lamb

MEN WE REAPED: A MEMOIR

By Jesmyn Ward

 

WIP

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

 

UNEASY LIES THE HEAD

one-hour TV drama

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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