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

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

Publications

“Bangr” in Fall 2017 issue of Catamaran | Short fiction | November, 2017

“Sir” in Fall 2017 issue of Crannóg | Short fiction | October, 2017

“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