Former dildo-slinger, current Creative Director at Jellyvision, co-host of Tuesday Funk – one of Chicago’s best live lit shows, and co-host of the nerve-wracking (on hiatus) 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 — an experience I highly recommend — 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 written some travel articles too. My future novels are represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Stay tuned for more news on that front.

My 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.