Journalism and Criticism
I'm a full-time writer for The Dallas Morning News and its online entertainment vertical, GuideLive. I primarily cover geeky things like video games, comic book movies, Star Wars, pinball festivals and more. Before I got too busy with my full-time job, I was a freelancer for places like GameSpot, GamesRadar, GameChurch (can you tell I wrote primarily about games?) and Joystiq.
I often write opinion columns about various pop culture topics. Sometimes this crosses paths with religion, like the time I suggested that maybe we Christians should stop freaking out about the fact that Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast has a gay character in it.
One time I suggested that brunch is dumb (it is), which drew some ire online.
My movie reviews are listed on Rotten Tomatoes.
- What pop culture reminds us about the good in this world worth fighting for
- Arcade game classic 'Tapper' has a new queen: a yoga instructor from Plano
- After re-learning how to walk and talk, gaming personality Mikey Neumann finds new life on YouTube
- Christians, stop freaking out because 'Beauty and the Beast' has a gay character
I am an entertainment editor at The Dallas Morning News, where I help run GuideLive.com and work with an award-winning team of writers and producers. I work with both in-house writers and a stable of freelancers to help make GuideLive the best entertainment website in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
My short story "Time Shop" was published in the Harbinger literary journal in 2010.
I have dabbled (mostly for student projects) in various levels of writing short films, web series, video games and comics. I would like to dabble in those areas again, someday.
Panels and Interviews
I have moderated several celebrity Q&As for Fan Expo Dallas and have spoken at various events about journalism and writing. I have also been both interviewer and interviewee for videos, podcasts and stories.