First and foremost, I am an aspiring novelist. I have two completed manuscripts and five in development detailing little-known historical episodes that have been fleshed out into full length novels, told from the point of view of young male protagonists. My goal in writing has been multi-faceted. There is nothing I enjoy more than telling a story that can capture an audience, and as someone who was once a young boy myself, I have a passion for getting boys engulfed in the thrills of reading from a young age – particularly about history, and the types of historical figures that you can learn a thing or two from. Figures such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt.
But I also just love to entertain. A story can be as educational as you wants, but if it doesn’t hold a reader’s attention, then it will get lost among the endless supply of stories out there. That’s why my historical fiction isn’t just “boring ol’ History,” but is injected with an assortment of fantasy, humor and plenty of bizarre things that actually did happen (like using Capuchin monkeys to steal powdered wigs).
In the meantime, I have the fortune of calling myself a professional writer. It’s all I do. I have made a living as a soccer writer (call it football if you want, I won’t fight you) covering the most beautiful game. I have spent just under four years as site expert at Pain in the Arsenal, a Time Inc. website. I have also written about soccer across numerous platforms, including CBS and FourFourTwo.
My writing has appeared on the Guardian, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart and more.
I also teach Blog Launch, Blog Boost I and Blog Boost II at Gotham Writers Workshop. I’m an assistant editor at Del Sol Review, a scavenger hunt host with Watson Adventures, an assistant at the quarterly New York Pitch Conference and a former intern at Talcott Notch Literary Services.