Ask any of my childhood friends and they’ll confirm that I was a fidgety show-off who constantly roped them into acting out stories I’d seen on television or at the movies. My parents are gone now, but they would have agreed that I was addicted to TV by 1956, when I was five years old and broadcast TV was as young as I. Saturday mornings, you’d find me glued to the floor in front of our 12″ black & white Admiral TV watching Circus Boy, Queen of Sheba, Fury, My Friend Flicka, Sky King. . . . Afternoons were for “SHOWTIME” and I don’t mean that cable network. I would stage the stories I’d seen that morning, sometimes with a cast of indentured servants, more often I was probably alone in my costumed fantasies. I clearly recall a panel of sheer drapes that I wore as long hair.
Years later–okay, when I was eleven–I wrote, directed, produced, costumed, propped, and starred in my first play: The Death of Mr. Decay. The moment I realized I had my grade-school audience in the palm of my hand I was hooked. And I never looked back, pursing my passion through high school and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and on into my local performing arts community.
Although I am a USA Today bestselling author and have published ten historical romances, my greatest literary love and proudest accomplishments are my various dramatic works. I have written and had produced 2 full-length stage plays and have written and directed/produced 12 musical revues among numerous other staged performances.
My favorite professional place to be, is standing at the back of a theatre, watching and listening to a delighted audience laugh at my humor and sigh over my characters. Impossible to do when someone is reading one of my novels — makes everyone nervous.
Below is a link to the Rogues & Vagabonds stageplay information page. As more of the scripts for my plays, revues and musical comedies become available, I’ll add a new information page for each.
Rogues & Vagabonds