About the Author
Until recently, my greatest accomplishment was winning the Brookside Elementary School Spelling Bee — obliterating my long-time rival, Leonard Presberg.
Ever since I studied developmental psychology at Cornell, I’ve been intrigued by human behavior and personality disorders. Some might say my interest in this subject should have motivated me to seek out therapy. Instead, it inspired me to become a writer.
After earning a Master’s degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, I foolishly sidestepped this passion by working in marketing and advertising — culminating in a soul-crushing position as VP, Creative Services for a Wall Street conglomerate.
Drained from overusing words like “synergy,” I became a film professor and founding director of the Television and Film Arts program at SUNY Buffalo State. Hoping to impress my parents, I wrote a fairly well-reviewed book on heroes and villains and directed short films and a half-hour TV pilot that screened at major film festivals.
COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE is a story about four characters yearning for balance in their lives. To better understand this theme, I worked with a marriage counselor in New York City and discovered that many people face a similar challenge. Whether it’s balancing work and life or love and life, the issues these characters deal with are universal and relatable.
The book was selected by a panel of Hollywood agents and managers for publication as part of Inkshares’ The List 2016 competition. COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE is my debut novel and based on my feature film screenplay of the same name.