About

There are so many stories I would like to create in the orbit of fiction. I like fiction as opposed to non-fiction, because I believe in a certain measure of personal privacy for everyone, including myself. For this reason, I prefer writing fiction.  My intention is to write make-believe stories about young men coming of age, sexuality and self-reflection. I strive to inspire, confront, and educate my target audience with respectful, and respectable, entertainment. I like comedy, and I like fantasy. Most of all, I have a particular interest in the speculative fiction and paranormal genres.

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I’ve written in the past, and published through a local media outlet in Denver, three editorial pieces — or what I also call journalism-style writing — of which Aurora Mall Shows a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Just a Little Bit) is most notable.

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I also wrote my first draft of a screenplay, called Lady Soul, about the life and career of rhythm-and-blues singer Aretha Franklin back in 2008. And now that I’ve gotten some formal training behind me since that time, I am set out to revise all of my first drafts of stories I’ve completed during my schooling and prior.

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As a creative writer for entertainment, my current portfolio includes excerpts from: a screenplay, Forbidden Fruit; a TV spec script, Community/“Male Bonding vs. Male Branding”; and a flash fiction piece, No Ma’am. While these are only my first-drafts, I simply posted them to demonstrate my ability to write in different entertainment formats.

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As a writer for trans media, my current portfolio also includes an excerpt from a comic script, High School Drama, and a video game demonstration, Culture Shockas well as the related video game documentation.

My administrative background, which makes me a paradox, includes long-term temp assignments with such companies as Morgan Smith Barney, in Denver, as well as Greyhound Lines and Sysco Foods, Inc., in Atlanta.

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Along with that, this experience of working and living in a variety of major cities across the United States has also proven to be invaluable to me as a freelance writer.

And finally, with respect to my first love, which is music, I dabbled a bit in my younger years as a professional entertainer, under the stage name of Cleveland Martin Rose.

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I’ve performed r&b and pop music with local bands in the Denver and Seattle areas. As I started to become a man of a certain age, however, I also started to notice my strong interest in creative writing for entertainment. Otherwise, as for performing with a band, my confidence onstage began to change right along with my hairline. Notwithstanding, I discovered how well I was able to re-channel all of my creative energies — by becoming a professional writer and a storyteller.

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Along with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, I also received the Advanced Achievement Award, as well as a Course Director’s Award for Historical Archetypes and Mythology, at Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Fla., in 2014.

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My home base has been Denver, Colo., for more than 25 years now.

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