Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson
If you’re reading this, then you probably want to know a little bit more “about” me. In a nutshell, I’m a writer and award-winning author from Buffalo, NY. I love music, college basketball, baggy clothes, feel-good movies and the color blue. Basically, I’m just an ordinary individual who strongly believes that I can positively impact the world through writing.
Since graduating from Randolph-Macon College in 2000 with a BA in Creative Writing and English, I’ve been a high school sports reporter, columnist, journalist, blogger, author, copywriter and web writer. Now, I specialize in feature articles and columns on sports, women, human interest and LGBT issues.
My work has appeared both nationally and locally in numerous publications and websites including Deadspin, espnW.com, Teen Vogue, Vice Magazine, Allure, The Huffington Post, Thefootballgirl.com, Curve Magazine, NBCOut.com, The Buffalo News/BNBlitz.com, Buffalo Magazine, Gay Parent Magazine, and more. Recent article clips can be found on the articles/columns page.
In 2017, an article I wrote for Narratively about an old man and his anti-Trump sign was the most read/popular story of the year.
As for being an author, I primarily write young adult LGBT fiction. All of my books are listed below. A more detailed description of each book can be found here. For an article on the importance of LGBT YA fiction, go here.
• The Crabapple Tree, 2009, Lulu
• The Trouble with Emily Dickinson, 2011, Publishing Syndicate (second edition)
– GCLS Winner for Debut Author
• The Education of Queenie McBride, 2012, Publishing Syndicate
• Maggie’s Adventure: I’m Going Over Niagara Falls In A Barrel, 2015, Self-published
• A Three-Step Guide to Becoming a Published Author, 2011, Self-published
• Peas in a Pod; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating Brothers and Sisters, 2007