FEATURE FILM AND FICTION/NON-FICTION BOOK WRITING
A writer with a sharp sense of satire, Trisha Chambers delights in lampooning the ridiculous situations we encounter everyday. If you've counted the ceiling tiles of your office to confirm you have the bigger office or have eaten someone’s leftover moo goo gai pan from the refrigerator at work, you're probably the next character in her book. She writes of cruelty and incompetence in hopes of inspiring change to a kinder, more rational world. After establishing a successful career in marketing at first PBS and then later at mega law firms in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, she returned to her first love: writing. Graduating with a Master’s of Professional Writing degree from USC, she had the incredible good fortune to study with the highly acclaimed novelist, Janet Fitch, and the award-winning NPR humorist and performer, Sandra Tsing Loh.
With a knack for attracting hilarious adventures and peculiar characters, Trisha translates these experiences into novels, essays, screenplays, and short stories, including “Saved by the Bell,” her entertaining foray into speed dating which was a finalist in the 2011 MonoSlam competition. Her solo play, “Meetings I Wish I Never Attended,” is a timely social satire filled with memorable characters and all-too-familiar workplace scenarios. Her stories feature a humorous approach to life’s trivial annoyances and large-scale struggles with sparkling dialogue and climactic/surprising reveals. She was a scholarship recipient for the 2013 Key West Literary Seminar.
Additional examples of her writing include Crazy for TV, The Desperate Sales Elf, and The Last Lesson. Her thesis at USC was a novel, The Madhouse, a satirical exploration of the legal industry. Her screenplays and teleplays include The Staff Strikes Back and Big Man On Campus. Besides Fitch and Loh, her influences include Gloria Anzaldúa, Maria Semple, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Charles Dickens, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oscar Wilde, Ellen Goodman, and Jane Austen. Favorite TV and film productions include Mozart in the Jungle, The Handmaid’s Tale, Dreamland/Utopia, Grace and Frankie, Trial and Error, Call the Midwife, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth of course), Officespace, and 9 to 5.
When not writing, Trisha is proud to be an adjunct English professor at several schools including Long Beach City College where she shares her love for literature and persuasive writing with eager students of all ages. As the editor of the book series, The Screenwriter’s Roadmap (October 2012) and The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap (December 2013) by Neil Landau, she edited and proofread all chapters of the 134,000+ -word film book and the 137,000+ -word television book. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing (multi-genre creative writing) from the University of Southern California. If you are looking for a writer to share your adventure with the world, Trisha will do so with empathy, wit, and a keen eye for detail.
LOCATION: Los Angeles, USA