STORYTELLING  &
CREATIVE WRITING

My passion is writing and developing rich, immersive narratives. From video games to stage plays to children's reading passages, I have written and edited content to spark curiosity, enjoyment, and emotion for a wide variety of audiences. Storytelling and creative writing have not always been a part of my job description, but they have been a pillar of my professional skill set for over 16 years.​

Take a look at my portfolio to see a sampling of my work in various genres. A full list of credited work can be found below. 

INTERACTIVE FICTION

Road to the Fightimal Master

A kid obsessed with the cute, battling creatures known as Fightimals accidentally frees a powerful ex-Fightimal with a quest of her own: to track down and punish her former trainer. Full game scripted; one-hour playable demo in progress.

Year

Genre

2021

Modern JRPG

Length

6-8 hours

Description Tags

fantasy adventure, kid hero, buddy comedy 

The Fight

The player navigates a hallway of gossip, advice, and memories to prepare for a fight they have had countless times before.

Year

Genre

2021

Choice-based interactive fiction

Length

15 minutes

Description Tags

realism, relationship drama

PRINT & ONLINE FICTION

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Strange Clay

A series of short stories set in an environmental post-apocalypse. Released to subscribers weekly between December 2017 and January 2019.

Year

2017-2019

Genre

Serialized fiction, fantasy

Description Tags

post-apocalyptic, magical realism, environmental issues, social status, romance, LGBTQ+ themes

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Invisible Box

A young woman who is supposed to be planning for college develops a sudden obsession with mime. Her parents navigate her silence to try to figure out what's gone wrong. Staged March 4-13, 2011, at the Black Box Theather in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Year

2011

Genre

One-act play

Description Tags

realism, family drama

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Wolf Laughed

A teenager on an Indian reservation, isolated by her classmates and her father, struggles to find someone to connect with amid a rash of school suicides.

Year

2011

Genre

Full-length screenplay

Description Tags

realism, family drama, young adult

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Sara of Malta

A story in letters from English Romantic poet and opium addict Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Year

2010

Genre

Epistolary

Description Tags

realism, historical, travel

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Pink

A young girl kidnapped by a Yeti teaches him human language while planning her escape.

Year

2010

Genre

Short story

Description Tags

magical realism, mythology

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Hedonist

A rock-and-roll idol fights for the courage to leave the hotel room before a major comeback performance.

Year

2009

Genre

Short story

Description Tags

realism, music, sex, Internet culture

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

The Bell and the Light

Based on oral histories of escaped slaves, the play follows a Black woman's decision to risk running from the Kentucky farm she has known her whole life. To do so, she must first disentangle herself from the complex mother-daughter dynamic the white widowed farmowner has imposed upon her.

Year

2007

Genre

Full-length play

Description Tags

realism, historical, drama

PUBLISHING

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Uncanny Valley

Magazine and Press

Year

2009-current

Role

Co-founder, editor, and writer

Key Details

  • Wrote and sourced blog posts on books and other media

  • Edited, published, and distributed 5 online experimental fictions, 2 print journals, and 1 print book of essays 

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Puerto del Sol

Literary Magazine

Year

2009-2011

Role

Managing editor

Key Details

  • Selected and edited fiction and essays for publication

  • Trained new staff on reading submissions

PRINT AND ONLINE FICTION

Manuscripts

Literary Magazine

Year

2004-2006

2006-2007

Genre

Staff member

Editor-in-Chief

Description Tags

  • Read and selected fiction, poetry, and essays for publication

  • Redesigned the layout and print profile of the magazine