Rangeley grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, moving north for law school to Washington, D.C., where she still lives. She pursued a law career and at the same time began writing, completing several women-focused novels. NO DEFENSE was published as a Wyatt Book for St. Martin’s Press. THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE was published as an e-book by Bev Editions, an indie e-book publisher. More recently, she turned to writing screenplays featuring women fighting unjust prosecutions, oil company executives intent on environmental destruction, and Nazis during World War II.
Since completing REDWOOD SUMMER (Winner Sidewalk Film Festival, finalist Alfred P. Sloan Athena List Development Grant, finalist Athena List, semi-finalist Tirota Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition, The Golden Script Competition, and accepted to Stowe Story Labs), Rangeley has written several other feature screenplays. EVERYBODY KNOWS, also an environmental drama, was recently selected as a finalist in the Stage 32 + Catalyst Studios Empowering Women Script Competition and reached the second round of consideration for the Sundance Development Track. The script was a finalist for the NYWIFT Writers Lab 2020, funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (2020 Winter) and the 2020 Dallas International Film Festival’s (DIFF) Broaden Your Horizons Competition, and a winner in the Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF) Screenplay Competition (summer 2020). THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE, a romantic dramedy based on her novel of the same name, was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 CineStory 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest.
She is currently working on a World War II limited series, A DANGEROUS, GLAMOROUS JOB, based on the epic true story of thirteen Army flight nurses who crash landed in Nazi-occupied Albania. The pilot was a semi-finalist for the Stowe Story Labs/Maven Fellowship, the Outstanding Screenplays TV Pilot Competition, the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards and a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition (2021), the Outstanding Screenplays TV Pilot Competition (2021), and the Drama Screenplay Awards (Season 6, 2021). And, the feature screenplay based on the same events was a quarter-finalist in the CineStory Feature Retreat competition.
The pilot WHEN DREW DIED — about the emotional and financial impact of one man’s death on the adult daughter he deserted sixteen years earlier and the widow and children who never knew she or her mother existed — was a semi-finalist for The NYWIFT Writers Lab 2023, is a quarter-finalist in the CineStory TV Fellowship competition, and was a Finalist for a Stowe Story Labs Fellowship. WHEN DREW DIED is on the Red List.
She has had varied legal careers: prosecuting anti-trust violators, defending women unjustly accused of political crimes, representing immigrants seeking asylum, and teaching in civil advocacy and disability rights’ law clinics where she and the law students focus on social and economic justice litigation.