The Strange Role of Food in Horror Movies

Very excited that my new Medium article was featured on FanFare! My partner Matt and I got into a discussion while watching Poltergeist that made me wonder: what kind of psycho eats potato salad and orange juice?! The answer is Dana Freeling, and she is nasty.  The whole conversation spiraled wildly out of control as …

New Class!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaching Phantasmagoria: Writing Monsters & Myths at Seattle’s Hugo House this coming Spring quarter! I love Hugo House as a resource for local creative writers, and I’m so glad that I have an opportunity to teach there. My original pitch: from wyverns to werewolves and goblins …

New Essay in The Bronzeville Bee

I’m very excited to see my work featured on The Bronzeville Bee, a publication of both fiction and nonfiction focusing on diverse voices. The Gaslighting of Scream Queens dissects one aspect of the misogyny often found in the horror genre: the dismissal of women’s pain and fear to further the narrative. What a cheery subject, …

I’m on Patreon!

I’ve decided to take the dive and start a Patreon. I have no expectations for how this will go, but I’m equal parts excited and terrified. My social anxiety is definitely manifesting into a little brain-goblin that is currently screaming a lot of “impostor syndrome” type-stuff at me, but this is happening anyway! #GoblinSlayer I’ve …