About

Hello there.

I am an aspiring novelist, perhaps with illustrations, perhaps not. I write funny things that are sometimes funny, sometimes not. Mostly, I want to write 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.

In addition to writing, I am the Director of Contests and Conferences at Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, and am the creator of the Gotham Writers Conference, which is the greatest writing conference you can ever go to, so check it out.

You can also catch me interviewing fantastic agents and writers on Inside Writing, which I somehow host 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 book… also an added perk of the show. You can see them all over here.

I also teach Blog Boost I and Blog Boost II and Proofread. I’m a former literary assistant at Talcott Notch Literary Services. And because I love reading other people’s stories so much, I’m a Manuscript Evaluator at Writers Clearinghouse.

I’m a regular writing lists at ScreenRant. My lists are about 50% The Office and 49% Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, The Witcher, The Mandalorian, Final Fantasy and such. The other 1% is Cats.

My writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Writer Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, ScreenRant, Hobart and more.

Joshua 1:9!!