In a previous career, I was a magazine journalist specializing in stranger-than-fiction stories. The first one I ever published was about Italian Star Wars movies. I published feature articles about subjects like the South Korean movie director who was kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il and forced to make a monster film.
My biggest story: In 2004 I made the front page of the New York Times and “The Daily Show” after blogging about members of the U.S. congress who were filmed participating in a really weird ceremony at the Dirksen Senate Office Building honoring a cult leader. Here’s a short film I made about it.
So that led to writing a whole book exploring the bizarre backstory of how the right-wing Washington Times newspaper came to be published by a 1970s cult leader known for mass weddings. The book has been cited in places like the New Republic.
Lately I have been more into creative writing, interactive fiction and writing some scripts.