I'm a two-time Austin Film Festival, Screenplay Competition - Second Rounder. Last summer I won Top-5 in Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger's, Adaptation Screenwriting Competition, to adapt-a-scene from her Young Adult Supernatural Romance novel, THE SEVEN RAYS. I successfully completed my first paid feature writing assignment - MANIPULATION - A Psychiatrist's estranged father, a bitter rival, suspects his son is manipulating his patients toward their self-destruction. I also won, Michael Wiese Publications', 24-hour competition to, "Write the Most Ridiculous Logline for a Movie You'd Actually Like to See." Development VP's tell me all the time, "That's the most ridiculous logline I've ever heard. Get out." So I felt I really had a shot with this competition.