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20-May-2020

Today's the day -- Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer is now available!

For this romance-focused volume, I contributed a chapter on the evolution of romance mechanics in the Dragon Age video game series. I'm thrilled to have my analysis included and I'm look...

21-Apr-2020

Gah looks like my poem, "Leftover," is a Merit Winner of the 2020 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest! 🎉

Each year, two respected Whatcom poets select 10 Walk Winners and 15 Merit Winners. Walk Winners have their poems showcased outside the Bellingham Library for a year, and...

16-Apr-2020

This week, I was thrilled to serve as a panelist for "How to Build Your Network Through Speaking Engagements" on the Indie Game Business Podcast! 

Along with Toiya Kristen Finley, Michelle Clough, and Rachel Presser, I got to chat about the different types of speaking e...

20-Mar-2020

Update, March 20, 2020:

I'm sad to report that ECGC, along with many other conferences and events, was cancelled this year due to the global health crisis. I hope to apply to speak again next year, and I wish the conference organizers the absolute best with managing all...

19-Mar-2020

This year, I entered Cascadia Weekly''s annual Fiction 101 Competition, which asks local folks to write microfiction of 101 words or fewer. They have a different judge every year, who chooses their top three favorites and awards them first, second, and third place. The...

19-Feb-2020

Overjoyed to share that my short story, "Manna is Where You Make It," was selected for publication in this year's Whatcom WRITES anthology, which is themed around the concept of "discovery" and Eowyn Ivey's To the Bright Edge of the World.

I'm so honored to have my sto...

24-Jan-2020

Excited to share that my short story, "The Other Side," is featured in HamLit's January 2020 issue, No Man's Land. I've been working on this piece since 2016, when I first workshopped it in a writing class at DigiPen, and I'm so grateful that HamLit gave it a home. The...

29-Nov-2019

Thrilled to share the publication of The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019), to which I contributed three chapters! In each chapter, I analyzed one film -- The Hunger, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Watchmen -- through a feminis...

28-Nov-2019

Exciting news: my short story about getting lost on a Christmas tree farm was selected as a winner of Fairhaven Winterfest's first annual "Tales of the Season" Writing Contest!

My story, Tannenbaum, will hang up in a Fairhaven shop from Nov. 29-Dec. 21, and it'll be inc...

24-Aug-2019

I'm thrilled to be taking part in PAX Dev for the fourth year in a row, this time alongside some exceedingly talented folks who are also passionate about improving representation in the video game industry.

 Here are the details, for those who aren't able to view the im...

23-Apr-2019

Chapter publication alert!

Excited to share that I wrote a chapter for a book that was published this month — Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings from the 39th Conference of the Northeast Pop Culture Association (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019).

I presented my analysis...

25-Dec-2018

Excited to share that I’ll be speaking at GDC 2019 alongside Heidi McDonald, Toiya K. Finley, Michelle Clough, and Patrick Coursey! Our panel is called “Have Laptop, Will Telecommute: Working Globally in Games,” and we’re part of the Career Development Seminar!

We’re lo...

18-Jul-2018

Exciting news to share on the professional front: The talk that Boyan Radakovich and I proposed for PAX Dev 2018 got accepted!

What: How Disney Emoji Blitz Helped Me Combat Anxiety

When: Tuesday, August 28 @1:15pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Room

Summary: A 2018 study led by Ohio...

11-Apr-2018

The GDC 2018 organizers have officially posted recordings of the three talks in which I took part this year!

  1. Advocacy Microtalks: 20 Slides for Taking Action (mini lecture; Main Conference, Advocacy track)

  2. Beyond the Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Deconstructing the...

28-Mar-2018

Many thanks to Rolling Stone and Glixel for covering my Game Developers Conference Game Narrative Summit talk on elevating existing tropes to create more empowered and inclusive characters in games! I really appreciate their amplification of the need for game writers t...

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