about me

I write, collect, and publish stories.

The subject matter I have tackled over the years is widely diverse: prison life, domestic violence, urban archaeology, Filipino superstitions, overseas adoption, and much more. Along the way, I have interviewed hundreds of people, including Vice cofounder Shane Smith, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, actors Michael Fassbender and Christoph Waltz, basketball legend Magic Johnson, filmmakers Sam Taylor-Johnson and Josh Fox, dance crew the Jabbawockeez, and artists Mark Ryden and Stan Sakai. My past clients and employers have included Grand Park, DC Shoes, Kraft Canada, KCET, City of Lakewood, Rockabye Baby!, Knock Knock, Seal Press, and PEN USA.

I feel very fortunate to have worked on some incredible books over the years, including many titles from TASCHEN and Design Studio Press. An author myself, I wrote a nonfiction book for teens, Women Warriors: Adventures from History’s Greatest Female Fighters (Seal Press), and I have also contributed to the anthologies Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Enlightenment (Seal Press), Father Poems (Anvil), and Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 (Really Great Books). 

Currently I work as a freelance writer and editor and help run the collective Narrated Objects, which publishes books on unusual subjects and produce items of whimsy.

You can see some of my recent work here. Feel free to contact me for help with your next project or just to say hello.

Thanks for the visit.