I'm a writer, and I teach a very exclusive class over at McSweeney's. If you'd like to become a writer too, let me help you.
I've also written commercials for Char-Broil Grills...
... and often help brands like The Wheelhouse, Signal Snowboards, and Live Nation find their voice.
Damn. You hate reading and you're not a brand. I get it. But don't go just yet. Maybe listening is your thing? I'm the host of The MAD Fictioncast, a podcast filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem where I narrate short fiction to original soundtracks inspired by the story and interview the authors. Some of those authors have been Jonathan Ames, Amelia Gray, and Aimee Bender.
Chicago Public Radio commissioned me to write and tell an original story about a world fresh out of fresh water for their After Water project. In the first sentence, the world ends. A few sentences later, teenagers are bored to death, daring each other to see who can stand outside in the sun the longest and wondering where they'll find deodorant for Prom.
And I cannot forget Dislocated, a project of which I am very proud. It's a wholly unique, episodic storytelling experience I wrote and created featuring infinite scrolling, original artwork, and man-eating wolves.
I understand. You have a short attention span and you're checking this website out at work while Jim recaps the monthly expense reports via frikkin' power point, and human resources has just turned off Facebook to increase workplace productivity so you really only have a minute to look at something that's not an excel spreadsheet. Well, my short story, The Bird, was just published by the dreamy, wild, and uncompromising lit mag Cheap Pop. And it will only take a literal minute to read.
Wow. You're still here. Let me tell you some other interesting things about me. I was once a background actor on television shows like How I Met Your Mother and CSI: Miami yet an Emmy for "Best Background Miming on a Canceled Television Program" still eludes me.
My hometown was listed as one of Buzzfeed's 12 Bleakest Places on Earth.
I studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and also work as a video editor.
I did not edit this movie, but this is what I imagine every time I tell someone I write AND edit - this could be me working for you.
Here are some things I DID edit.