So I have exciting news to share…
My personal essay just went live on Hollywood Journal! It’s called “My Glamourous Hollywood Career… and Why I Gave It Up.”
The essay explores my time working in the trenches of Hollywood and my transition to becoming a writer. It also involves a goldendoodle puppy. Oh, and there’s a story about Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese!
How can you resist?
Here’s a snippet from my essay on Hollywood Journal:
I drove up the pitch-black canyon roads en route to Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Hills mansion, my headlights wending their way around the near 180 curves in the road. My newly purchased cell phone rang every few seconds from the passenger seat with my boss’ number flashing on the caller ID.
The panic started to set in — I didn’t dare answer it. I was new to L.A. and hopelessly lost in a time before cars with GPS and Google Maps. My boss, a movie producer with a famous temper, was going to murder me. Worse yet, he might even fire me. I’d only been on the job a few weeks. Failure wasn’t an option, not with my bank account balance hovering around zero.
My age: Twenty-one and naïve as hell.
My salary: Five hundred measly bucks a week before taxes.
My mission: To retrieve new music for our horror movie’s teaser trailer.