imageBased in southern California, I’m a novelist, a playwright and a produced screenwriter with comedy credits in Germany.

I studied classics and sociology at Stanford (B.A.), where I acted in theater productions and a student film.  I returned to school to study linguistics at San Jose State University (M.A.).

I’ve written comedic novels under the pen name Gwen Ellery and fantastical suspense as Imogen Bold. As for screenplays, I write them as me, myself and I: Deanna Carlyle.  On moving to SoCal, I became active in a development lab for pro screenwriters and actors called Deadline Junkies, a  series of table reads in North Hollywood theaters.

In my free time, I hike, read, and study animation and video editing techniques. I’m proficient in After Effects, AVID and Premiere Pro.


Presidential Scholar in the Arts

National Recognition and Talent Search Award

Bank of America Fine Arts Award

Apprenticeships in Fiction, sponsored by the Arts Council England

Purchase Prize Award, International Artists Book Show, Art Institute of Chicago

First Place, James D. Phelan Literary Award

First Place, Romancing the Novel Award