Writing

I studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and have been a writer of fiction, essays, and poetry since boyhood. I’ve completed full-length novel and screenplay manuscripts but in recent years have doubled down on short fiction. Over the years I’ve contributed to a bunch of small to midsize publications and websites, not all mentioned here.

Projects

Forwardslash, 2015- | creative technology blog

Creosote Journal, Editorial and Design Director, 2011-2014 | arts, culture and travel blog

Publications

Short story to be published in Fall 2017 issue of Catamaran

Short story to be published in Fall 2017 issue of Irish journal Crannóg

“The Mall Walker,” in Fiddleblack #1 | Short fiction | September, 2011

“The Accident Room,” in Transfer | Short fiction | 2009

“My Friend, Luke,” in Transfer | Short fiction | 2008

“Baptism,” in Susurrus | Essay | 2008

Freelance writing for the Sacramento News and Review, dozens of pieces published, internship with news department | 2005 – 2007

Selected Clips

File Box of Threats | Data journalism | Forwardslash, February 2017

Thync, the High-Tech High | Tech | Forwardslash, October 2016

Sounds of Digital Bamako | Tech, Music | Forwardslash, July 2015

Ten Things to Do in Oaxaca City | Travel | Creosote Journal, October 2013

Hecho en Oaxaca | Art | Creosote Journal, September 2013

Not Yet Lost: Golden West and the Craft of Sign Painting | Art, Design | Creosote Journal, August 2012

Dystopian Rainbows | Art | The Creosote Journal, September 2011

A Black Panther’s Guide to Oakland | Urban History | Creosote Journal, July 2011

Dope Reporter: David Downs | Counterculture, Journalism | Creosote Journal, February 2011

Urban Lions | Ecology | Creosote Journal, February 2011

Missing the Train: The Problem With BART | Transportation, Social Issues  | Ashcan Magazine, August 2010

Hotel Workers Strike, Seek New Settlement | Labor | SF Public Press, November 2009

Larkin Grimm: Parplar | Music | Ashcan Magazine, September 2009

One Man’s Dishes | Books | Sacramento News & Review, July 2007

Rebel Tradition: Xico Gonzalez | Art, Activism | Sacramento News & Review, January 2007

A Tour Underground | Books, Travel | Sacramento News & Review, August 2006

State of Emergency | Immigration, Human Rights | Sacramento News & Review, December 2006

The Other Americas | Travel | Sacramento News & Review, May 2006

Dead and Gentle | Music | Sacramento News & Review, April 2005

Readings

Litquake, San Francisco, 2010
Needles and Pens, SF and Rock, Paper, Scissors Oakland, part of a zine tour by Rad Dad creator Tomas Moniz
Why There Are Words, Sausalito, March 2010
Peninsula Literary Series, Palo Alto
San Francisco State University, 2008, 2009
Sacramento City College, 2008