I’ve been telling stories since before I could write, put on my first play at age 7, and directed my first movie at age 12. These days, I tell coming-of-age stories about women of all ages.

2018_Laurels_SCRIPTS_FINAL Black with transparentMy drama pilot HOMEGROWN was named a 2018 NYTVF Scripts Official Selection, as was noted in Deadline. It was also named the Best Original Drama script in the 2019 CineStory TV Fellowship, and I attended their 2019 retreat. In April 2019, it advanced to the second round of the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab, for which it is still under consideration. In May 2019, it was longlisted for the 2019 BBC Writersroom Drama Room, in the top 4% of 3634 scripts.

As of spring 2019, my drama pilot MISS MONTGOMERY is just starting to go out. I have a number of new projects for film and TV in development, am submitting to fellowships, and am shopping HOMEGROWN.

I also write true crime podcasts for Parcast (for example, listen to this one if you like unsolved mysteries, and this one if you want to learn just how weird North Korea is) and have an audio drama in the BBC’s Doctor Who universe, for Big Finish, coming out later this year.

I am an alumna of Alan Kingsberg’s TV Writing workshop, as well as of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, where I workshopped part of my novel about the Spanish Civil War.

As a founder of Abbott & West Productions, I produced, hosted, and edited the food and travel web-series The Innocents Abroad with my co-founder, Nora Chovanec.

I’m a member of New York Women in Film and Television and Glass Elevator.

See what I’m up to on my (rarely updated) IMDb.

If you’d like to be in touch, my UK agent is Steven Russell at Collective Talent.