Stories have always been important to me. They help me understand the world, and that's without a doubt my loftiest goal when I'm telling one. Making someone laugh is pretty great. Making them smile is too. And I think sometimes we forget how great it is to be entertained.
I've been interested in reading, hearing, seeing, and finding and telling stories since I was young. I try to always listen, and always ask questions. Even if those questions are directed at no one other than myself.
I'm based in Indiana, right in the freaking middle of it, so don't ever let anyone tell you in order to write (or do *insert passion here*) you have to be from some huge and well-known place.
I've written for newspapers, both print and digital; lifestyle websites (almost exclusively about books/pop-culture); political websites; conducted interviews with authors for a literary non-profit; published a graphic novel and numerous short comics; had short prose fiction published in serials (newspapers and online) and in hardcover anthologies; and currently work as a writer for a branding/marketing and ad firm. I'd love to write a video game some day.