about me

I am a writer, editor, author, and publisher.

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. I also have produced publications or digital content for DC Shoes, Kraft Canada, KCET, City of Lakewood, Rockabye Baby!, and PEN Center USA.

With an eye for undiscovered talent, I oversaw PEN’s acclaimed writing fellowship, Emerging Voices, which helped launch the careers of many successful authors. 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). I feel very fortunate to have also worked on some incredible books for Taschen and Design Studio Press.

In my free time, I help run the collective Narrated Objects, which publishes books on unusual subjects and produce items of whimsy. Feel free to contact me for help with your next project or just to say hello.

Thanks for the visit.