I’m a writer. I enjoy writing everything, from stories about getting high on nightmares, to stories about aliens licking things, as well as pop culture essays, literary fan fiction involving Yoda’s and Frodo’s, comedy articles where I impersonate dead artistic icons and much more. My writing is an exploration and I’m always finding new forms to try out.
I discovered in my exploration as a writer that my sense of humor is stuck around the 8-12 year old range, so middle grade has always called to me. But no matter the age, I love making people laugh with the written word. I also enjoy any and every conspiracy theory about aliens and time travel, as well as freaky stories about monsters that come out of conspicuous holes in trees and take over the world, so wherever these things meet is where I live as a writer.
In addition to writing, I am the Director of Publishing Guidance at Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. I love helping people reach their publishing goals. It’s my jam.
I created the Gotham Writers Conference, which is the greatest writing conference you can ever go to, so check it out. It was named best conference in New York by the Writer Magazine in 2019, our very first year in existence. Kinda neat.
While at Gotham, I also created the hit webinar/podcast series Inside Writing. I say it’s a “hit” because no one can convince me otherwise.
Throughout Inside Writing, I’ve had the joy of interviewing incredible agents and editors and writers. Literally, they are all incredible. I’m convinced that one day my guests will be awful, but until that day I’ll just enjoy how fantastic each and every one of them has been and will be. You can catch it every Wednesday from 1-2 PM EST. If you like thematic shirts, that’s the place to be. Or if you just want to learn more about how to publish your writing… also an added perk of the show.
I should add that I hate talking, the sound of my voice, and people watching me talk, so it seemed like a natural fit to host a live webinar series where I get to interview people I admire and look up to.
I’m also a professional Proofreader. I teach Creative Writing 101 and Character Development. I’m a former literary assistant at Talcott Notch Literary Services, former assistant editor at Del Sol Review, and a host of other things that I just don’t feel like listing out right now. I just love reading other people’s stuff.
In a past life, I was a sports writer. I don’t dig that past life so much.
My creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Guardian, The Writer Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, ScreenRant, Hobart, HAD, Wretched Creations, Ghost Orchid Press, Sledgehammer Lit and more. I also have some ongoing columns that I’m ridiculously proud of, and you should check them out.