For a complete press kit, and to learn more about me through interviews, click here.

Author

TAS--3D-Book-Template-SmallI experienced many false starts in my writing career. For years I’d start a project full of excitement, only to abandon it when life got in the way a few weeks later. So I studied journalism, wrote for a few papers—The Poughkeepsie Journal and New York Newsday among them—and worked as a freelance editor.

In November of 2013, after a fortuitous conversation on Black Friday, I got serious. Six months later I completed the first draft of The Anonymous Source. Two years later—after 14 revisions and publication by Booktrope—it hit #1 in its category on Amazon.

While I was revising The Anonymous Source, I published short fiction in Cracked Eye Magazine and began my next book, The Inverted Pyramid, which will be out in June of 2017.

 

Writing Teacher and Speaker

OYOB1-1036x330After years of failed attempts at writing—and finally a breakthrough—I decided to share everything I’d learned with other writers. So I started giving talks throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Soon, I’ll be expanding to bring my talks international. Some of the places I’ve been lucky enough to teach:

  • New York University
  • Village Books
  • The Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association
  • The Trillium School
  • Bainbridge Island Public Library
  • Third Place Books

You can learn more about my talks here. By day, I teach English at Northwest Indian College.

 

Podcaster

Writer_Itunes LogoI love podcasts. Whether I want to learn about business, health, writing, or sports, I always turn to a podcast first. Recently I even listened to a podcast version of the Wizard of Oz with my four-year-old son.

In October 2014, I started my own podcast, WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between.

On the show, I speak with bestselling authors from every genre, both traditionally published and self-published. I also speak with experts from the publishing industry such as literary agents, book marketers, and journalists. I release interview episodes every Wednesday and solo episodes every Monday and Wednesday.

 

Family Life

I grew up in Berkeley, California and attended Oberlin College before moving to New Orleans, New York, and Connecticut.

Along the way I helped run an Internet startup, worked as a chef for ten years, ran a small office in NYC, completed a Master’s at NYU, and got married.

I now live with my wife, two children, and two dogs in the Pacific Northwest, where I can be found writing, teaching at Northwest Indian College, watching the Seahawks, and trying to cook things my kids will eat.