Born to a Mexican-American family in a small town in Michigan, I credit my upbringing for my dark sense of humor and ability to weave a compelling drama. My works often deal with sexuality, addiction, and relationships set in rural middle America often exploring a dark, ironic, humorous side of the human condition. My drive and collaborative efforts have resulted in short films, a web series, comic books, and a collection of short fiction. My screenplays have been optioned and produced. Most recently, my debut novel, Girls I Know was published by BHC Press. I studied creative writing at Oakland University and received my MFA in screenwriting from Boston University.
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The Spring Steel Killer — crime-thriller. Producer: Michael D. Bryant and Miles Lawrence. Logline: Three years after his daughter vanished without a trace, a washed-up grieving detective sets out to track down the serial killer preying on sex workers in downtown Detroit. 2020. In development.
Falling Waters — crime-drama. 1st place Fleder/Rosenberg 2019 Short Screenplay Competition. Logline: A desperate high school girl teams up with her much older boyfriend to sell her father’s rare gun to a local drug dealer in an attempt to leave town and escape the mundane suburbia life she dreads.
The Beekeeper — psychological-thriller. Producer: Ryan Baker, Sixgun Pictures. Logline: A mysterious and atmospheric story of a grieving widower who has found solace in keeping bees. Until one day he meets a promiscuous sexual deviant that entices his instinctive desires. But there’s a problem — she’s allergic to bees. 2018. In development.
Girls I Know — novel. BHC Press. Twenty-three-year-old Francis King is dumped by the last girl he thinks he’ll ever love. Heartbroken and alone, he is thrust into the digital age of dating and a single life he’s never known: a world of hookup culture riddled with noncommittal relationships. September 2020.
Girls, Cigarettes & Illusions — short story collection. Evocative and distinctly erotic, Girls, Cigarettes & Illusions is a collection of ten vignettes that trace the lives of modern-day couples and singles. 2019.
Room 17 — found footage short film. Producer: Robert E Hoxie & Giulia Pink. Directed by: Robert E. Hoxie. Written by: Robert E. Hoxie & Giulia Pink. Logline: A tarot reader and her videographer boyfriend attempt to contact a spirit that haunts a hotel room in Salem, Massachusetts. 2019.
Julia Street — web series. Producer: Robert E. Hoxie and Alex M. Norris. Directed by: Robert E. Hoxie. Written by: Robert E. Hoxie & Alex M. Norris. Logline: A boyfriend must find his ex girlfriend’s cat in order to get her back. 2018.
Find Bailee — docuseries. Producer: Robert E. Hoxie. Logline: The search for the truth after uncovering the intricate lies and detailed facade of a catfish Facebook account that dated back eight years and spanned across the globe. Coming Soon.