Writing

Writing

I used to do journalism in the 2000s, and I have written (or co-written) a couple books. These days I am more interested in creative writing and Twine games published in my spare time under pseudonyms like "The Vole."  I will say that I recently turned in a script for the semi-official reboot of a terrible 1980s revenge movie.

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THE CULT LEADER & THE POLITICIANS

Remember blogs? Yeah, so during the blog era, I ended up on the front page of the New York Times for starting an early viral video scandal. What was the video? Oh so it was this footage of this super weird ceremony of members of the American congress honoring this cult leader named Sun Myung Moon, leader of the Moonies. The Moonies used to be famous in the '70s for mass weddings. The ensuing press attention led to writing a nonfiction book, filming a mini-documentary featured on BoingBoing.net and scoring a byline on Channel 4 one time wearing a shirt that was too big (above) and billed as "JOURNALIST AND CULT EXPERT."

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STUFF FROM VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS

As a 2000s magazine journalist my work on stuff ranging from North Korean kidnapping stories to '80s computer game history appeared in the Guardian, Salon, the New York Observer and other publications.

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HISTORY BOOK

My dad, Will, is a historian. His office is filled with the handwritten paperwork of 19th century American horse soldiers. In 2016 we published Kearny's Dragoons out West, which we co-wrote.