I specialize in dramas with an independent spirit and quirky, character-driven dramedies.
Originally from Georgia, I lived in uptown New Orleans for many years and now live with my husband Bill and rescue Chihuahua Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA. I received a BA in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. I've written over a dozen feature-length screenplays, one short screenplay (which I produced and directed as a short film, "Route of All Evil") a short play, short stories and three graphic novels, Uptowners, Piano Lessons, and Queensgate. I'm currently conducting research on my next screenplay.
In addition to being a screenwriter, I am an associate professor of Humanities at Georgia Military College where I teach composition and Creative Writing. Previously, I taught English and Literature at Nunez Community College and founded the Pelican d’Or Short Film Festival, serving as its director for ten years. I was also an adjunct faculty fellow at Tulane University School of Continuing Studies where I taught Art & Craft of Film and Screenwriting.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    ARCADIA
    Screenplay
    HOME FIRES
    Screenplay
    PIANO LESSONS
    Screenplay
    Queensgate
    Screenplay
    VON $TROHEIM
    Screenplay
Semifinalist
VON $TROHEIM
PAGE Screenwriting Awards
Los Angeles
2017
Seond Rounder
ARCADIA
Austin Film festival
Austin, TX
2013
Second Rounder
PIANO LESSONS
Austin Film Festival
Austin, TX
2012
Best Feature Screenplay
PIANO LESSONS
Honolulu Film Awards
Honolulu, HI
2010
Selected Project, Mentor: Tom Rickman (Coal Miner's Daughter)
PIANO LESSONS
Squaw Valley Community of Writers Screenwriting Program
Squaw Valley, CA
2009
Finalist
HOME FIRES
Pilotquest Screenwriting Competition
New York City
College
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
MFA Screenwriting
College
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
BA English/ Creative Writing
Nickname
Neva
Current City
Milledgeville, GA
Hometown
Nashville, GA
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Married To
William "Buddha Bill" McPherson
I specialize in dramas with an independent spirit and quirky, character-driven dramedies.
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