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 long-shot 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 igniting a pre-YouTube video scandal. What was the video? Oh so it was this footage of this super weird ceremony of U.S. Congressmen honoring this cult leader Rev. Moon, leader of the Moonies. The Moonies used to be famous in the '70s for mass weddings. (No, I wasn’t a Moonie.) The ensuing press led to writing the (overdramatically titled) nonfiction book Bad Moon Rising, filming a mini-documentary featured on BoingBoing.net and making a brief appearance on Channel 4 one time wearing a shirt that was too big (above) over a caption identifying me 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 cursive paperwork of 19th century American horse soldiers, which he researches to reconstruct stories of the American West. In 2016 we published Kearny's Dragoons out West, which we co-wrote.