If you don’t know where to start, let me guild you!

81% of people believe they should write a book. Crazy statistic is only 1% of people ever do it! You know what stops them? FEAR! Why make the choice to be afraid, when you have the choice to succeed?!

Believe it or not, I’m shy! I don’t love speaking to people or public speaking. What I do love is writing. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy social media. 

One day I said to myself, “If I could make a living sitting home and writing, I swear I would do it.” It all started with a film “I Do…I Did”. From there, it’s turned into TV, more films, publishing books and even this blog. 

One of the most exciting things for me has been coaching young people seeking authorship. That’s right I teach a writing program.

It is done virtually, so you can take the course from anywhere! I pass out assignments and I expect them back. When I receive them, I personally review them. I make suggestions, do light edits and give feedback Chapter by Chapter! You’re the driver of your course! If you want to complete your rough draft in 30 days, it’s extremely possible! If you prefer to do it in 3 months, that’s also a possibility. Whichever makes you feel more comfortable is important, most of all let’s just get it done. 

Here is the link to the course. What are you waiting for? Payment plans are accepted. 




This is how we grew up! I read on social media about parents complaining their young children are too into screens, iPads and phones at the table. It makes me giggle. 

Parents are parents for a reason. It’s your job to set the guidelines for your children, oh and don’t forget lead by example. 

My daughter is a sponge and soaks up everything I do. So, it was my job to tell her my brother and I would fight growing up to see who could get to play with the stuff on the back of the cereal box first.

! Boom it was that easy!

Once a week in my house we have cereal for breakfast and guess what she wants to do? Even if she’s done it already! Bravo to these organic cereal companies who are keeping up with the mainstream by putting cute things on the back of the boxes! It makes for a great start of our day and keeps her quiet for a moment! Win, Win for everyone! 

Confession: while organic cereal is a great substitute, I do miss my Frosted Flakes, Pops, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch! I wish they would take out the paint thinners, the GMOs and bad stuff. It’s such a shame my lil one has no idea how great they used to taste. But I guess you don’t miss what you never had…


Since so few actors get a chance to sit where producers and directors sit, here are my 10 tips on how to have a better audition experience.

1. Always bring a picture and resume.

I don’t care if you have an agent or a manager, who all promised to send it over. You’re the one that won’t be remembered if you don’t have one.

2. Haven’t memorized the material? Don’t pretend you have.

If you have sides, try to memorize them. But if you can’t, it’s ok. We’d rather hear the material as written with the papers in your hand than hear you make up stuff just to prove that you tried (and failed).

3. Don’t make excuses.

I don’t want to hear that you have a cold, or that you have bedhead, or that your printer is broken. Do your best.

4. If I ask you to make a choice, make one.

I commonly ask the people auditioning for me to choose between two monologues, or I ask them to give me three song choices from their book and then I say, “Which would you like to do?” I want to learn what YOU are attracted to, and I also want to see you make a choice. Don’t say, “It doesn’t matter. What do you want?” Actors have to make strong, clear choices when developing characters. I want to see that side of you in everything you do.

5. Make your first 15 seconds count.

6. Be the 3 Cs.

Be comfortable, charismatic and confident. Actors have to command attention.

7. If you can, be the 1st or the last to audition.

Often everyone in-between is just that unless they are great, and they really stand out. We always remember the 1st and the last.

8. Let us know where to find you.

Even if you have an agent, put an email address where you can be reached directly on your resume.

9. Don’t start over and don’t apologize.

Screw up? Fight through it. And it probably wasn’t as bad as you thought.

10. Always audition.

The best way to master auditioning is just like everything else. Do it over and over. You’ll get numb to the nerves. You’ll be able to be yourself. And you’ll get free practice! I used to go to dance calls, because learning a dance combination at an audition is a free dance class (and I needed them). Actors who get to work on sides with directors at an audition get a free coaching.


If you are interested in learning more, check out my Audition Techniques online class.


Taking an acting class is great but you also need to learn the Business of Acting, if you seriously want to make it!

  1. Learn to use a sign in sheet and take a good picture
  2. Learn the statistics of an actor
  3. Fill out a size card properly and audition etiquette
  4. Learn categories: leading man/ woman, supporting, day player, etc.
  5. Putting together a resume / bio
  6. The difference between doing TV, Daytime, Film, Commercials, Voiceover, and stage
  7. What to expect on that audition: 1st call, call backs, network
  8. 8.  The crew and their jobs
  9. Set terminology
  10. How to become signatory and the fees
  11. 11Your pay rate and what contract your job falls under, Residuals, Foreign Royalties.
  12. 12.  How to read your contracts
  13. Your course to staying employed
  14. How to be remembered or quickly forgotten by casting directors, and producers
  15. Insider tricks on how to market yourself on a budget


If you don’t know these things, your career will only go so far. Lucky for you, I teach these things via the internet. Check out my course the Business of Acting.