I’m a New York City-based writer with two newly finished screenplays. The latest, The Modern Christian Spinster’s Guide to Love in the Twenty-First Century is about motorcycles, Latin lovers and Sunday school — topics that appear in some of the other writings on this site (like “No Country for Old Broads,” about my encounter with Javier Bardem on the red carpet). You can find a synopsis and other details about the screenplay here.
My other screenplay, The Judas Horse is based on a 2012 article I wrote for Forbes.com — Texas Mayor Paula Bacon Kicks Some Tail — about an intrepid small-town mayor who shut down a brutal slaughterhouse for horses in her small East Texas town, and ended up exposing a long trail of tainted horse blood leading from her community, through the state capital, and all the way to Capitol Hill. That script is under option to Nous Entertainment.
The research for that story took me three years, culminating in an extensive series of articles published in Forbes.com, Newsweek, Alternet, Salon, The Huffington Post and Laika on the underground horse meat trade, wild horse politics and roundups and cowboy rebellions over public lands. I also produced a book proposal, a proposal for a TV pilot; and two web sites (dailypitchfork.org, of which I am executive editor, and vickeryeckhoff.com).
In my previous life, I was a senior copywriter at the The New York Times, Dow Jones, Esquire, Forbes, Conde Nast and several large digital agencies (R/GA and Wunderman).
I hope you enjoy my writing. For more information, please reach me at:
Twitter: @viglet and @mcspinster