Bylines

Creative Features:

“Where I Create/Write,” Rogue Agent 8 (2015), in which I provide a snapshot of my writing life and its whereabouts: link

Essays:

On Books, Craft, and Writing:

Coming soon! (Check your trick-or-treat bag!)

On Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Freelance Writing:

“Running Out of Ideas? Here’s How to Uncover Topics Related to Your Passion,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (August 2018): link

“How to Include SEO While Keeping Your Writer’s Brain Happy: Avoiding ‘Dumbing Down’ Your Writing Style While Accommodating SEO,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

“Get Your Work Out There Like a Persistent Facebook Advertisement: How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Writing,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

On Entertainment (Film, TV, and the occasional Celeb):

The Good Place: Where Will Season 4 Leave Eleanor?,” Medium (October 2019): link

“There Are So Many Easter Eggs in IT: Chapter Two,” Stream Queens (September 2019): link

“Tell Me Now: Is Harry Potter Coming to NYC?,” (September 2019): link

“Are You Telling Me—I Could Go for a Writer’s Retreat at Stephen King’s House?,” (September 2019): link

On Environmentalism:

“Watch Shark Week for Fun. Do These Five Things to Make a Difference.,” Medium (July 2018): link

On Mental Health:

“What We Should Learn from This Employer’s Response to a Worker’s Mental Health Day,” Motherly (July 2017): link

On Music:

“Songs in the Mirror,” Memoir Mixtapes (July 2018): link

On Sports:

“What Coming in 2nd Means to Croatia: The Wild and Heart-Warming Receipt of Their Finals-Placing Team Said More about Croatian Heart than Winning Ever Could.,” Medium (July 2018): link

News Trends:

(reverse-chronological order)

“Texas Substitute Teacher Fired And Charged After Being Filmed Beating Student And Stomping On Her Head,” Percolately (November 2019): link

“‘Harry Potter’ Star Matthew Lewis Has Ultimate Retort After Tom Felton Posts Photo Standing Next To His Younger Self,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“Enthusiastic ‘Cheer Dad’ Goes Viral For Doing Daughter’s Cheerleader Moves In Stands As She Performs,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“‘Jeopardy!’ Champ James Holzhauer Expertly Trolls Conspiracy Theorists During Tournament Of Champions,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“Parents Receive Onslaught Of Hate From Anti-Vaxxers For Promoting Walgreens Flu Shots,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“Tennessee News Anchor Slams Stranger Who Told Her She Looks ‘Mighty Big’ On TV,” Percolately (November 2019): link

“Delta Investigating After Olivia Wilde Slams Airline For Editing ‘Female Sexuality’ Out Of ‘Booksmart’,” Percolately (November 2019): link

“News Anchors Totally Lose It When Meteorologist Prances Onto Set Dressed As A Unicorn,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“Police Don’t Owe Anything To Colorado Man Whose House They Blew Up, Court Rules,” Comic Sands (November 2019): link

“Cause Of Man’s Chronic Sinus Infections Turns Out To Be Drugs He Tried To Smuggle In His Nose 18 Years Earlier,” Percolately (October 2019): link

“Woman Rips Her Husband A New One For Riding Her Bike Around Their Neighborhood Dressed As Michael Myers,” Comic Sands (October 2019—Happy Halloween!): link

“Teacher Becomes Internet Hero After Leading Students In Epic ‘Thriller’ Dance Down School Hallway,” Comic Sands (October 2019—Happy Halloween!): link

“Woman Who Texted Her Dad Every Day For 4 Years After His Death Gets Unexpected, Emotional Response From Stranger,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Kristen Bell Spills The Beans About Her ‘Dishonest’ Parenting Trick For Dealing With Her Kids’ Halloween Candy,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Astros Fire Assistant GM After He Taunted Female Reporters With Comments About Domestic Abuser,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Muslim Ohio Teen Left ‘Humiliated’ After Being Disqualified From Race For Wearing Hijab,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Christian School Theatre Teacher Fired For Being Gay Has Powerful Message For Her Former Students,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Kelly Ripa Called Out After Claiming Her Son Is Living In ‘Extreme Poverty’ In Brooklyn,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Nurse’s Twin Sister Pays Powerful Tribute To Nurses Everywhere With Emotional Facebook Post,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Illinois Prison Guards Used Private Facebook Groups To Mock Transgender Inmates, Watchdog Group Finds,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Muslim Youth Coach Gets Racist Text Message From Parent ‘Uncomfortable’ With Him Coaching,” Percolately (October 2019): link

“13-Year-Old Kansas Girl Charged With Felony After Pointing Finger Gun At Her Classmates,” Percolately (October 2019): link

“Pennsylvania Family Suing After Police Arrest Them For Loitering Outside Their Own Home,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Bride-To-Be Left Fuming After Friend Steals Her ‘Dream Wedding Dress’ For Her Own Wedding,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“MSNBC Correspondent Adorably Interrupted By Her Son Coming To Say Hi During Live Report,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Woman On Virgin Atlantic Flight Receives Onslaught Of Sexually Inappropriate In-Flight Messages From Male Passengers,” Percolately (October 2019): link

“Authorities Baffled After Woman Somehow Boards Delta Flight Without ID Or Boarding Pass,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Pro-Trump Group Admits To Staging Bizarre ‘Eat The Babies’ Moment At AOC Town Hall,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Police On The Hunt For Woman Who Climbed In Bronx Zoo Enclosure To Taunt Lion,” and “Woman Who Climbed Into Bronx Zoo Enclosure To Taunt Lion Identified,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“Family Sues Best Buy After Delivery Man Beat 75-Year-Old Florida Customer And Set Her On Fire,” Percolately (September 2019): link

“Controversial Podcaster Not Sorry For Suggesting That Cheaper Movie Theaters Are More Likely To Be Shot Up,” Percolately (September 2019): link

“Body Of Student Who Died In His Dorm Room Wasn’t Found For Almost Two Months,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Florida Eighth Grader Arrested After Threatening To Kill Minorities In Group Chat Because ‘White Lives Matter,'” Percolately (September 2019): link

“Devasted Woman Pays Tribute To Her Boyfriend After He Drowns While Proposing To Her Underwater,” Percolately (September 2019): link

“9-Year-Old Genius Fills Old Lip Balm Tube With Cheese So She Can Snack On It During Class,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“North Carolina Sheriff Charged In Alleged Murder Plot To Keep Deputy From Releasing Racist Recording,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Police Arrest Suspected Florida Serial Killer After DNA Links Him To Four Unsolved Murders,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Ohio Daycare Workers Charged After Teacher Sits By As Aide And Students Abuse 5-Year-Old Girl,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Disabled Writer Goes Viral After Combating Online Trolls’ Mean Comments With Cheerful Selfies,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Dad Overwhelmed With Messages From Strangers After His Sentimental Instagram Tribute To His Sons Goes Viral,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Map Showing The Average Cost Of Going On A Date In Each U.S. State Has People Doing A Double-Take,” Comic Sands (September 2019): link

“Purple Heart And Bronze Star Awarded To Riley Howell, The Hero College Student Who Died Tackling A Mass Shooter,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“Photographer’s Book Challenges Racist Sexual Stereotypes About Asian Men,” GeorgeTakei.com (May 2019): link

“Fans Were Wondering Why Aladdin Is So Fully Dressed In The Remake—And The Movie’s Costume Designer Just Responded,” GeorgeTakei.com (May 2019): link

“Prince George Was Asked To Rate His Mom’s New Garden—And His Response Is So Pure,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

Sesame Street Just Introduced A New Muppet Character Who Lives In Foster Care,” GeorgeTakei.com (May 2019): link

“These Pictures and Videos of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis Playing In A Garden Are A Total Delight,” GeorgeTakei.com (May 2019): link

“New York Just Introduced A New Bill To Make Texting While Walking Illegal,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“Police Investigate Lawyer Who Heartlessly Pushed A Raccoon Into The Ocean 20 Miles Offshore,” Percolately (May 2019): link

“After Trans Military Ban, Trump Has A Surprising Response To Pete Buttigieg’s Same-Sex Marriage,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“You Can Soon Use Your Vacation Days To Pay Off Your Student Debt—Here’s How,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“A New Hampshire Lunchroom Employee Was Fired For Giving Free Food To A Student Who Couldn’t Pay,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“Bruce Willis Got Booed By Unimpressed Phillies Fans After His Cringe-Worthy First Pitch,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“The Addition Of A Secret ‘Adversity Score’ To The SATs Has Ignited A Debate About Race And Class In College Admissions,” GeorgeTakei.com (May 2019): link

“16-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself After Polling Instagram To Vote For Life Or Death,” Percolately (May 2019): link

‘The Intense, Star-Studded Trailer for Black Mirror Season 5 Just Dropped, And Fans Are Living For It,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

“People Are Sharing Their Most Hilarious and Cringe-Worthy #PromFails, And Oof.,” Comic Sands (May 2019): link

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Additional Unpublished Essays:

On Books:

“My Favorite YA LGBTQ+ Story Isn’t the Novel You’d Expect,” PDF

“Dear Mom, Why Don’t You Love What You’re Reading?,” PDF

“Dear Fellow Reader, I LOVED Finding Your Bookmark in My Library Check-Out: A Love Letter of Sorts,” PDF

On Culture and Travel:

“Interested in Nature’s Musical Instruments? You Have to Go to Croatia for My Favorite One.,” PDF

On Entertainment:

“A Spoiler-Free Guide To The Best Times To Use The Bathroom During Avengers: Endgame Is Finally Here,” PDF

On Feminism, Motherhood, and Women:

“International Women’s Day: Yes, I Love My Fierce Little Girl,” PDF

On Mental Health:

“I Work Hard Every Day to Be a Good Mother with Two Children and Multiple Disorders.,” PDF

“What Jim Carrey and Ariana Grande Can Teach Us About Light and Rest in the Height of Depression,” PDF

“Here’s Why Being Self-Critical Is So Dangerous to Your Mental Health,” PDF

“As Someone with Anxiety, My Head is the Loudest Place I Know.,” PDF

On Products:

“Description: Urban Bloom Domus Pillow,” PDF

On Sports:

“Cycling in the UK,” PDF

“6 Benefits of Training with a Row Machine,” PDF

On Writing:

“Are Emojis Weakening My Writing?,” PDF

“How to Write Marketing Blogs Your Clients Will Actually Read,” PDF

“What Makes a Good, Professional Blog Post?,” PDF

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