The Andy Griffith Show: Essays and Observations (Kindle Preview)

“The Andy Griffith Show.” Just those four words are capable of inspiring a nostalgic feeling for simpler times, a slower pace of life and a world where the biggest problem was whether Thelma Lou might find out Barney was stepping out with Juanita from the diner. In reality, however, “The Andy Griffith Show” portrayed a world not quite as halcyon as those memories imply. Written by a long-time fan who has seen every episode at least half a dozen times, these Essays and Observations glorify the high points of the show while also drawing attention to its more troublesome aspects. Is the show misogynistic? Who was the mysterious Mr. Schwamp? What happened to Don Knotts when he left Barney Fife behind?

A Writer's Guide to Acting: Now on Amazon

A guide to acting from the perspective from a writer. (Who also has experience in acting and directing.) This is a guide designed primarily for the beginning actor, but that can be of use to anyone interested in improving their craft. Learn how to use setting, relationships, conflict to get to the key element of discovering what each scene is really about. Once that final piece of the puzzle is in place, it’s time to put it all together for the best performance you’ve ever given.