• author of five major-publisher books about television and film, and one on missing and exploited children; 
  • entertainment writer and film critic for Newsday and other magazines, newspapers and Web sites, whose work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, the Los Angeles Times, Penthouse, Parents, the New York Post, Women's Day and the photography site TakeGreatPictures.com; 
  • Web editor who successfully launched sites for Sound & Vision, Popular Photography and Habitat magazines, and such TV series as Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica for Syfy; 

  • comic-book writer who has scripted superhero, horror and licensed-character comic books for Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics; and 

  • humorist whose work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Yahoo!/MSN and elsewhere.