University of South Dakota
Turned his novel into screenplay for "The Paperboy," directed by Lee Daniels
Wrote the novel Spooner
Penned "Shortcut to Happiness," a modern-day update of the classic story of "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
Wrote the novel Train
Wrote the screenplay for "Michael" starring John Travolta
Penned the screenplay for the neo-noir film "Mulholland Falls"
Wrote novel The Paperboy
Severely beaten by 30 drunken Philadelphians, armed with baseball bats and upset by with his column
Penned screenplay for "Rush" starring Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Scripted first TV movie (released theatrically in Europe), Showtime's "Paris Trout"
Scripted the novel Paris Trout
Wrote the novel Deadwood
Wrote debut novel God's Pocket
Moved West to write for The Sacramento Bee
Moved to Milledgeville, GA with family
Worked for various newspapers in Philadelphia and on the Gold Coast of Florida