Photo by Taleen Kali

Photo by Taleen Kali

The first story I ever wrote was a fan-fiction about the 1985 movie The Dream Team. I fell head over handlebars in love with Michael Keaton, but adored his on-screen relationship with Lorraine Bracco, so I wrote a story where he had a son who was my friend… dreams of a 9-year-old.

I continued to write through high school – short stories, longer stories, and classic teenage angst poetry.

Since those early days, I’ve been in a mosh pit wrapped in fabric; gone for a ride in a '79 Oldsmobile with a guy looking like a cross between Jeffrey Lee Pierce and King Buzzo; marched on the 101 Freeway with protesters; helped a woman move out while her abusive boyfriend was at work; watched cars blow up; and cried in the arms of friends. Through it all, writing has been my constant.

And through that constant, I’ve received a forest fire's worth of rejection letters, but I did receive one acceptance email for my story "Cherry, Mulberry, Bordeaux" on the blog, Mixtape Methodology.

Recently, I was invited by my friends at Playtime Posse to write about our favorite local band, Manhattan Murder Mystery. The response to this piece ranged from smiles to tears as the emotions poured from long time and new fans, which has inspired me to continue writing about bands (check out my blog for other musical reviews).

On July 23rd 2016, during a gathering in the Echo Park living room I share with three roommates, I released my first book, Last Chance for a Slow Dance: Little Joy

Currently, I am not represented, though I am always keeping an eye out for a place to call my writing home. 

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