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Writer of long fiction, short essays, and jokes for Big Pharma. Former dildo-slinger, current Creative Director at Jellyvision, co-host of Tuesday Funk – one of Chicago’s best live lit shows, and former co-host of the podcast Should I Worry About This? Treated myself to an eight month around-the-world jaunt in 2012… feel free to peruse my travel photos here.

In 2008 I graduated from the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and in 2009, I co-founded Brain Harvest: An Almanac of Bad Ass Speculative Fiction (RIP March 2012).  I have had a handful of short stories published, and I’ve read my essays at various venues, including 20×2 Chicago, Miss Spoken, Chirp’s First Time, and Story Club. Novels represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Stay tuned for more news on that front.

Non-writing interests include traveling, learning languages I will never use, bicycling, urban foraging, despairing at the dismal state of non-dairy cheese technology, and being surprised. Dislikes include the sound of children whispering. Once, I bicycled from Connecticut from San Francisco. I’ve also had malaria twice.