I am an Emmy nominated writer, best known for the Fox animated family film, Our Friend, Martin. Starring James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta and Susan Sarandon, the film has over a million combined views on YouTube. On television, I spent several seasons on CBS's Judging Amy, freelanced on NCIS, and served as writer/consulting producer on MTV's South of Nowhere. I continue to script Emmy winning live arts programming for PBS.
I started my career in the Walt Disney Writers Program. In 2011 and 2013, I was selected as a WGA Writers Access Project Honoree. In 2012, I was the first CBS Daytime Diversity Fellow.
As a non-fiction writer, I serve as Senior Editor at UCLA’s Bunche Center for African American Studies. I write for print and online media about children, families, and public policy issues. I wrote, produced and directed the 8-part NPR radio series adaptation of the autobiography, Maggie's American Dream and I’m co-editor of the nonfiction book, Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Family, where I got the catchy title for this blog. In 2013, I co-wrote the African-American historical fiction, The Promise.