Filmgirl39

Biography

I am a talented writer and editor who has 14 years of combined professional experience. I have copy edited for a small, regional publication called "Up and Coming Weekly" and am the owner of a writing, inventing and editorial services firm called "Creative Services/The Breadwinner." I can write and edit small or large pieces depending on the need and I am familiar with all the major editing and grammatical styles (APA, AP, MLA). I am an aspiring screenwriter whose portfolio includes three (3) short scripts called "Little Girl Gray," "The Wrong Relationship," and "Nineteen Ways Newspapers Neglect Those Needing Work," one longer script called "Flowers in Her Hair," and one adaptation from a treatment called "The High Life." Simultaneously, I have just finished my very first self-created feature film length comedy about handicapped people entitled "Crazy Cash"
as well as the writing of the pilot episode to a soap opera of my own creation entitled "Echoes in the Shadows," both of which appear here.

Also here are my twenty-five (25) children's book manuscripts and one dime novel for teenagers entitled, "The Ramblings of Many."

My awards and credentials include:

2011: Second place winner in the Casa Esperanza Homeless in Winter Writing Contest

2007 Listed in the Oxford Who's Who of Poetry Online Directory

1994- Newberry Library Fellow

1992-Dean's List, first semester of college

1992- AAUW Essay Contest semi-finalist
1991- AAUW Book Award Winner

Where to buy in print


Books

The Sun's Bright, Bright Burning Rays (Raise)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
A fun book for very young children or those with literacy deficits about the differences between the words rays and raise and how these similar, but not same words both apply to the sun.
The Sun's Bright, Bright Burning Rays (Raise)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
A fun book for very young children or those with literacy deficits about the differences between the words rays and raise and how these similar, but not same words both apply to the sun.
Tripping Trotter's Sound, Round Divots
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Trotter seems to trip wherever he goes. But when his golf-loving owner is kind enough to appear after he must tug himself out of the deepest hole ever, Trotter puts his trippy hooves to good use and gives his loving owner a special gift.
Tripping Trotter's Sound, Roud Divots
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Trotter seems to trip wherever he goes. But when his golf-loving owner is kind enough to appear after he must tug himself out of the deepest hole ever, Trotter puts his trippy hooves to good use and gives his loving owner a special gift.
Please Stand in an Upright and Locked Position
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
A short, fun book for young children or those with literacy deficits on the benefits of good posture and good manners.
The Puzzle Solver
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 90. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Art
A short, fun book for young children or those with literacy deficits on the process of how to solve a puzzle.
The Penny Saver
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Patty is sure that the only thing that will cure her constant loneliness is a puppy. But with no money in sight, Patty must save up for the puppy that she wants so badly. Follow Patty as she teaches herself and all of you lessons about patience, financial responsibility, and what it means to be a true hero and friend!
Dippy, Dippy Dolphin Divine, Anemone and a Jealous Jellyfish, Too!
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 340. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Join Dippy Dolphin on a quest to banish jealousy amongst the otherwise competitive and predatory sea creatures around which he co-habitates.
Barnalien Blue
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
This gumball machine creature is not Barney, not quite alien--but Barnalien! He is a spot of blue light born out of a fight between the grass and the sun. His misery at being stuck in the grocery store's glass contraption has him more than itching to escape and share his story with the first customer who will save him.
The Sun's Rays (Raise)
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Another short and fun book for very young children or those with literacy deficits about the differences between the similar, but not same words rays and rays and how they both relate to the sun.
Doggie Woggie Woke Up Foggy
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This book will help you to remember to wake up Doggie Woggie so that he is not late for his play dates with his friends while teaching you a special lesson about Daylight Savings Time. This is the only children's book that I have personally ever seen that teaches about how Daylight Savings Time works. This book is designed for very young readers or those with literacy deficits.
Two Holes in Henry's Socks
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Like most kids, Henry hates his chores. His purposeful play time procrastination pleases his mother not. But when Henry comes inside and finds that the dryer is doing funny things to his socks, he learns to like his chores a lot!
Two Holes in Henry's Socks
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Like most kids, Henry hates his chores. His purposeful play time procrastination pleases his mother not. But when Henry comes inside and finds that the dryer is doing funny things to his socks, he learns to like his chores a lot!
Mayhem the Monkey Debunks a Life Spunky
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Mayhem Monkey was sure that he had the best life of all the creatures he knows until his laziness and seemingly incurable case of bugs is noticed. Find out if he will rise to the challenge to become cleaner and more responsible or if he will stay stuck in his silly, sullied ways!
The Shark Magnet
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Little Billy did not like that he was afraid of almost everything--especially sharks and their bites. But, when the shark magnet that his mother gives him for his birthday comes alive, he soon forgets his fears and is entertained and enchanted as well.
Wiseguy Butterfly and His Speckley, Speckley Dusty Dots
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 270. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Read Wiseguy Butterfly's whimsical tale of adventure that leads him straight into the atmospheric dust of the sun for a never-before-done game of tag that teaches him how he and all other butterflies got their spots. This book is designed for very young readers or those with literacy deficits.
How Allan Alligator Landed His Lake
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Do you know what makes an alligator different from a crocodile? Find out by following Allan Alligator on his quest to quibble with all the other creatures around him and to get his lake for free!
A Tiger's Tall Tails (Tales)
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 800. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Do you ever wonder how tigers got their tales? Follow one tiger on his jogging journey as he darts through the trees, gets stung by some bees, learns to trust humans, and makes his tail stand tall even when his tall tales do not.
Once Leopard Lucy, Now a Giraffe Goofy
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lucy is the fastest leopard in town. She wins every race until one day, she falls into a nearby lake. A stranger rescues her from her cold, drowning fate. Lucy invites her knight to her next race. He agrees. As Race Day nears, Lucy is not feeling well. Newly pregnant Leopard Lucy stretches out her neck and transforms from a leopard to a giraffe. The enchanted stranger seems satisfied with no
There Once Was a Gorilla Named Gabe
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
No matter how hard he tries, Gabe the Gorilla cannot exercise enough to make up for his awesome eating habits. His angry owner wants his furry pal to lose thirty pounds so much that he offers Gabe a reward if he can rise to the challenge. His owner is happy that Gabe is thinner, but he is still too boisterous for the owner's taste. Will the punishment for his antics help him learn his lesson?
Loyal Lion, Lucky Lamb
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kerri, Kyle and Kevin can’t think of anything better to do with their weekend than go to their local zoo. But, when all the children misbehave and all of the animals escape fearlessly from their cages, what might otherwise be a routine trip to the zoo transforms into a lesson of a lifetime about love and loyalty.
Prideful Palermo Earns His Zebra Stripes
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Palermo loves his owner but he loves his independence more. Will his strong sense of pride give him the courage to break free from the clutches of ownership long enough to forge his own identity. Follow raucous Palermo from his impulsive leap from his stall through to his romp through a chocolate factory that transforms him into a fun-loving, footloose and fancy free zebra!
Turtle Time for Toby
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Toby is a little boy with very few friends and a fondness for trouble. But when his teacher sees that deep in his heart he really does want friends that love and trust him, she offers him a chance to show off his innate sense of responsibility and to win his friends back. Will Toby rise to the challenge or will collapse before he impresses all of his classmates?