Writer, author, screenwriter living in Bremerton, WA. My background is a diverse variety of things which includes a B.A. in Psychology and Phenomenology with a minor in fiction and script\screenwriting from WWU.
Screenplays: The Teenage Bodyguard (True Crime, well documented from authors history), Gray and Lover The Hearth Tales Incident (Horror Comedy, semi finalist Circus Road Films Contest), Ahriman (SciFi).
Before I graduated high school I had fought in Karate tournaments, become adept at foil fencing, took ground school and landed a small plane by 8th grade, and was on private and high school rifle teams. I was also a street racer, became certified in SCUBA by 10th grade, sky diving by 12th grade (later a parachute rigger in the USAF and other jobs and was accepted into the USAF OSI) and had my first role as a body guard by 18 (and so that story is detailed in one of my screenplays).
I joined the Air Force working around nuclear weapons, parachute rigging and supporting a USAF para rescue team. After the military I got my degree and eventually went into top tier IT work for such companies as US West Technologies as a Sr. Technical Writer. I later became a Sr. Programmer Analyst and a Systems Administrator. I was also involved in dessiminating cyber security issues internationally for some years as a part of a group that involved professionals from the President on down in government, police and corporate security and got to meet many great people, some of whom we all now regularly see on TV regarding cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.
Regarding fiction, I published my first short horror story in 1990 in a horror quarterly. My first horror was published book in 2012 and have been studying screenwriting along the way. I worked as an unpaid in house writer for a production company for over five years. In 2016 I retired in order to work full time on my writings and on indie film productions. I have been in several local indie films and I am currently working on my own productions.
Blog - https://murdockinations.com
MovieBytes of JZ Murdock screenplays - http://bit.ly/2uFgq9r