I was dubbed The Killer Princess, by my brothers in my unit when I was 19 and a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
First they started calling me princess just because there was only four other women in our battalion and I was the new “girl”. That changed it to the killer princess after they got to know me and my warrior never give up attitude.
Flash forward to working in law enforcement, tracking sex offenders and drug dealers, my warrior attitude carried me a long way into some very dangerous parts of this state. I was fearless during this time and loved my job until I broke my leg and had to hang up my Glock and badge, which in retrospect was a blessing in disguise and allowed me the time to write a screenplay which has been optioned and is preproduction and write a television series which is in the development phase with a production company, and have acted in several television shows such as Nashville, Snapped, Fatal Attraction, and HBO True Detective, plus the films God is Not Dead and The Riot Act.
Life was good…..then while on a film set in Connecticut, I found a lump in my breast. Nothing prepares you for the words “You have stage 2 breast cancer”. What the hell! I’m producing a film for Hallmark! I have a major film in preproduction and a tv series to get off the ground. I just started my own production company Hold the Light Productions. I DON’T HAVE TIME for CANCER.
But cancer does not give a damn about your time schedule, so what can you do? You fight. You turn back into that Killer Princess you were at 19. You turn back into that FEARLESS QUEEN you have become, and you battle. What do we say to the god of death? Not today MF!