About the Author: Douglas Folsom is a former pastor, award-winning filmmaker, novelist, and screenwriter who writes inspirational and romantic dramas with a touch of fantasy.
Doug grew up mainly in Boxford, Massachusetts, and in East Orleans, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. He graduated from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University—majoring in acting and script writing.
After spending years studying acting in New York City with some of the best acting teachers in the world including Lee Strasburg, Stella Adler, and Shelly Winters, and performing small parts in films, he eventually changed paths and became an ordained pastor and chaplain. His communication skills led him to speak at numerous churches across the country.
He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and continued his creative pursuits by producing and acting in four award-winning short films. He also became the Los Angeles Chaplain for Media Fellowship International at Los Angeles Center Studios.
He decided to focus on writing in 2009. He’s written two feature screenplays, The Return of the Santa Fe Super Chief (semi-finalist at PAGE), and Over the Monster (Winner, Best Screenplay, 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival). He’s also written two highly reviewed novels based on the screenplays, which can be found on Amazon. In 2014, he taught screenwriting as an adjunct at Stevenson University in Maryland.
Doug returned to Lexington, Massachusetts, in 2014 with his wife, Renee, and his young daughter, Hannah, who he takes care of as a fulltime stay-at-home dad.