My Projects


It was during the journey of writing, re-writing and finding a publisher for McLeary’s Mulligan that I discovered my passion for screenwriting. An active member of the Maryland Writers’ Association Screenwriting Critique Group since 2005, I have found the counsel of my peers to be an essential, if frequently painful, resource in the process of learning the craft of screenwriting.

Changing Score

A disgraced golf prodigy fights for the comeback of a lifetime, but his success will bankrupt the current sports industry leader, his vindictive former agent.

  • 2018 Official Selection, NOVA Film Festival
  • 2017 Second Rounder Austin Film Festival
  • 2017 Quarter Finalist, Screencraft Family Contest
  • 2017 Quarter-Finalist, Creative World Awards

Emancipating Maryland

An awkwardly genius engineer, framed for a terrorist act, must thwart a plot by a ruthless cult leader to destroy the state government and replace it with her own.

  • 2018 Finalist 2nd Place Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
  • 2018 Finalist Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
  • 2018 Award Nominee NOVA International Film Festival
  • 2017 Finalist, StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
  • 2017 Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Action/Thriller Screenplay Contest

Rearranging Roxy

In a last ditch effort to keep her rock star dreams alive, a self-sabotaging rocker returns home to make a deal with the devil, her estranged father. During the painful reconciliation process, she uncovers the missing creative spark she needs to personally and professionally succeed.

  • 2017 Quarter Finalist, Screencraft Family Contest
  • 2017 Finalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Identity Lord

A pregnant investigative journalist uncovers a diabolical link between her late boyfriend's ancestry test and a disgraced televangelist-turned-E-Commerce mogul.

  • 2018 In Workshop

Jihad Extra

While on location in a remote village overseas, an extra in an all-female film discovers the other actresses are actually members of ISIS planning an attack and must find a way to escape them and alert the American authorities before their plan is carried out.

  • 2018 In Workshop


McLeary’s Mulligan, my first novel, was published under the Dark-N-Stormies imprint of Grace Abraham Publishing in 2004, and was named Finalist in both the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award and USA Book News “Best Books” Award for mystery/suspense.

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