Connie began her career as a freelance comedy writer and literary consultant for television and motion pictures. As a story analyst for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, she read and evaluated scripts and literary material submitted for film and television production. She also worked as a writer/producer of educational and promotional video programs for businesses and non-profits.
Connie taught memoir writing to older adults in Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College program, and was the founding editor of the Emeritus College literary journal, E-33: Writings from Emeritus. She moved to New Mexico in 2006, where she was a guest artist in the writing program at UNM Taos, and led writing workshops for Yaxche School and the Chesed Project.
Connie currently teaches classes in memoir writing at the University of New Mexico’s Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning in Albuquerque, and leads workshops at SouthWest Writers. She provides individualized coaching, editing and manuscript consultation through The Writing Circle.
Connie received her MFA in fiction writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals.