I am a writer and a teacher. I moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 1987. I taught secondary English, Drama and Journalism at LAUSD's Franklin High School (in Highland Park), Eagle Rock HS and Carson HS. I have also written two books on the film director Alfred Hitchcock, a large book with Billy Wilder for Taschen on his classic Some Like it Hot and a book with the Anthony Minghella on Cold Mountain. I have also contributed to a few film books.