Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Science, Scripts, and Snickers.

Hi folks!

I am overdue for a proper update, so I thought I'd give a quick update of what's going on in my world.
 
Science
For the last few months, I have been doing some course development for middle school students for the Next Generation Science Standards, which is incredibly fun and rewarding work.  Fellow science writers, have you seen the National Science Teachers Association's site about the NGSS yet?  A great resource to get you up to speed quickly on what they are, why they were made, and how to address them in your curriculum writing.


Scripts
I got some great news on two of my comedy TV pilots this week. Magicland, a comedy pilot I wrote with Charlie Hatton is a semi-finalist in the Industry Insider's TV Pilot competition. And this evening I just learned that my comedy pilot Thicker Than Water is a top 50 quater-finalist in the Tracking Board's LaunchPad Pilot competition. I'll keep you posted on their progress.







Snickers
Kyle and I have released the next book in the Woe series, Mug of Woe 2! Mosey on over to Amazon to laugh at these writers' embarrassing tales. Kindle edition will be up soon.


Also, a few weeks ago, Charlie and I had one of our ten-minute comedy  plays performed in the Fractured Fairytales Festival at  Theatre@First in Somerville, MA. We fractured Hansel and Gretel and tossed them in the Boston Commons with a wicked awesome witch. This is what happened.