Where are you from and what inspired you to become a television writer?

I grew up in Kingsville, Texas. My love of great storytelling was my inspiration for wanting to be a TV writer. Movies were adventures I went on; but TV was nightly comfort where I got to know and love my favorite characters and share that journey with them night after night, week after week. Realizing that I could be the one to tell stories (that I could be a TV writer) was, to quote my favorite guru Oprah, “my light bulb moment.”

What Spec did you write to get into the workshop?

Friday Night Lights

What Spec did you write while you were in the workshop?

The Closer

Who is your all time favorite television character and why?

Choosing my favorite TV character is like picking my favorite child (if I was crazy enough to have one of those). Being a girl who lacked physical coordination and had never even traveled out of the continental United States, Alias’ Sydney Bristow was a kick ass woman who pursued her grad degree, stood by her friends and battled Chechnyan rebels without breaking a sweat. She made being an international spy seem like something I could do, if you know, I was recruited by a covert organization and given lots of high tech toys. Sydney was as close as we’ve gotten to a female James Bond and infinitely cooler than Wonder Woman or Supergirl.