“A Guy Walks Into a Bar”
An exploration of character, voice and the intersection of history and fiction. Here I’m imagining an encounter, set in a Washington, DC bar during the 1947 HUAC hearings into subversion in the film industry, between a mysterious young man and “unfriendly” Hollywood producer Adrian Scott.
The File on Margot Black
This novel-in-progress is a historical noir set in post-World War II Hollywood against the backdrop of the hearings into film industry subversion by the House un-American Activities Committee. This draft scene features Margot’s meeting with two leading gatekeepers of the blacklist, Dore Schary and Ronald Reagan.