I was an entertainment reporter for five years for The Record newspaper in New Jersey (circ. 170,000+), where I won several awards from the NJ Press Association including Best Features Writing in the state and Best First Year Reporting.
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I left the paper last year to pursue an MFA in creative writing, but was sidetracked when Newbery-Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen invited me to write a novel in his cabin in the mountains of New Mexico. (The manuscript - a mash-up of literary and experimental fiction - is currently being shopped to...
Aug 8, 2012|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
Jun 19, 2012|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
Apr 17, 2012|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
Apr 10, 2012|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
I can handle anything that isn't horribly boring: that means a big "NO" to clients seeking SEO work/article spinning, technical writing, etc. (thanks anyway.) - and a big "YES" to those looking for unique/quirky/passionate writing about music, arts, food, humor, politics, etc.
What I've done (and will do again):
JOURNALISM - I was an entertainment reporter for The Record newspaper in New Jersey (circ. 170,000+), where I won several regional awards from the NJ Press Association including Best Features Writing in the state and Best First Year Reporting.
During my five-year tenure at the paper, I wrote more than 600 feature-length articles on music and culture, provided 360-degree concert and festival coverage (Live Earth, Coachella, All Points West) and interviewed both established talents (Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Pete Seeger) and indie acts (Titus Andronicus, Girl Talk, Andrew Bird).
CREATIVE WRITING - I recently completed my third novel (literary fiction, listing toward the experimental) and have just begun shopping the manuscript to literary agents. Select fiction samples can be found on my Web site:
GHOST WRITING - I've written press kits and bios for bands and artist statements for photographers, drafted humorous e-mails for web marketing companies and crafted Q&A answers for a renown visual artist. My ghost-writing has...
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2005 - 2010
Researched and wrote more than 600 articles on various entertainment topics including, but not limited to, music, culture, literature, food and restaurants.