In addition, I wrote articles for newspapers across the country, among them The Milwaukee Journal, The Buffalo News, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Cincinnati Inquirer, The Providence Journal, The Sacramento Union, and others. My cartoons have been published by Parade, Reader’s Digest, First For Women, and countless other periodicals.
Making the jump into music, I began as a reviewer, then as a producer and liner note writer for the Monstrous Movie Music soundtrack label I co-founded. MMM’s majestic recordings have been used in films, television and radio shows, advertisements, used for charitable purposes, and also enjoyed by film music fans around the world. In addition to shedding new light on little-known composers, I have also helped get this music played in concert settings around the world. I have also written liner notes for other record and CD companies.
My knowledge about classic film music has resulted in my doing commentaries and interviews for DVD projects produced by Universal, Sony/Columbia, Kino Lorber, Shout!, Scream, and other companies. I have written extensively about this subject for various magazines, and some of the books I’ve contributed to include The Creature Chronicles, Bride of the Gorilla, The Indestructible Man, and Universal Terrors 1951-1955.
I have edited a number of books, including actress Julie Adams’ The Lucky Southern Star and Emmy Award-winning editor Mitchell Danton’s Cutting It in Hollywood. My most recent project was co-writing actress Francine York’s memoir, A Trail of Stardust. I have won two Rondo Awards, one for music producing and the other for writing, and I have won other awards in both of those fields, but nothing’s cooler than a Rondo!
I’ve just finished my first children’s middle school novel, A Tale of Two Scotties, and have written four comedy screenplays and a TV pilot.