Gaffney High School Class of 1970
Mars Hill BA 1974
University of Southern California Masters of Fine Arts 1978
Screenwriter for television : “Lou Grant,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Star Trek, the next Generation”
Staff writer and Producer for Oprah Winfrey and Alex Haley.
Author -“Thunder 33” novel
Awards include :
Emmy, Gabriel, The George Foster Peabody Award , The Crystal
Twice-nominated for Writer’s Guild of America award.
”Although my parents never graduated from high school, all of their children (nine) are college graduates and world citizens.”.Johnny Dawkins