First and foremost, I’m a writer. I enjoy writing just about everything, from prescriptive “how to write” pieces to stories about aliens licking things. I am an aspiring novelist. I write funny things that are sometimes funny, sometimes not. I love writing adventure books for kids, because as an adult, I find myself reading adventure books for kids. It’s hard to explain.
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, so wherever these three things meet is where I live as a writer.
In addition to writing, I am the Director of Contests and Conferences at Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. 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.
My writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Writer Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, ScreenRant, Hobart, and more.