My first pack of Pokemon cards in 20 years

My first pack of Pokemon cards in 20 years

Let’s go back to 1999, shall we? Back when I was in elementary school, Pokemon was the thing. The question was “Are you Red version or Blue version?” and every kid worth their salt had a Walmart binder stuffed with cards. It was almost a form a...
June 2021 Writing Update

June 2021 Writing Update

Awakened has been kicking my butt. But less so lately. I really struggled with where to begin on the third book in the Wevlian Chronicles. I kind of knew where I wanted to take things and had some ideas on what characters should endure along the way, but I...
Yes, superhero movies are absolutely art cinema

Yes, superhero movies are absolutely art cinema

Crash! Bang! Zap! Thwup! Superhero movies. We’ve seen a slew of them over the past few years. Ever since Marvel Studios released Iron Man in 2008, we’ve seen at least two or three superhero movies annually. And usually, they top the box office charts....
An Apology Letter to Anime

An Apology Letter to Anime

Dear Anime, Hey. It’s your boy. I know our relationship started out way back when, but I allowed it to fall off to early and it’s only been the last year or two that we’ve reconnected. That time has really opened my eyes, and it makes me regret the...
Undeniable proof that New Balance sneakers are cool

Undeniable proof that New Balance sneakers are cool

Your dad already knows. It’s time to get with the program. I got on the New Balance wagon a few years ago because of an Instagram ad. They got me. They freaking got me. I was merrily scrolling, minding my own business, when I saw an ad for a pair of sneakers...
My free speech was attacked in second grade

My free speech was attacked in second grade

I was censored for the first time when I was eight years old. It was the first time my writing broke boundaries. Pushed limits. Made someone uncomfortable. And for it, I was scolded and disciplined. Has my soul ever recovered? Well, if it had, I wouldn’t really...
5 life lessons I’ve learned from writing books

My Writing Process

When people discover I’m an author, a common question I get asked is, “What is your process?” Purged, my third book, just got published this week. So in honor of this milestone, why not share my writing process? If you’re thinking about writing...