STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Writer of both fiction and nonfiction with over 20 years experience penning articles, reviews, short stories and novels in online and print media.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Wrote over 100 articles in print and online publications.
Edited periodicals and online media properties.
Experienced in day to day operations of managing a print magazine and website.
M.F.A, Creative Writing/Fiction 2014
Antioch University, Culver City, CA
B.A. in Mass Communication 1995
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Hopeless. Urban Soul/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2007
That Moment When. Urban Soul/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2007.
Fiction in Periodicals
“Jesus in the club.” Apogee Journal Issue 10: print.
Nonfiction in periodicals
“Ts Madison: Life Lessons From A BigD&$kB%&ch.” Swerv Magazine (January 2017): print.
“Anna Deavere Smith Tackles the School-To-Prison Pipeline in New Play.” Ebony.com (December 2016): online.
“Saycon Sengbloh Can Act And Sing, But Can She Ever Rest? The Tony-Nominated Actress Talks Theater, Music And Enjoying The Ride.” ShadowAndAct.com (April 2017): online.
“Shape Up film Takes on Homophobia In Barbershops.” Soule.LGBT (August 2016): online.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Kimbilio Fellow, Taos, New Mexico
Tin House Summer Writing Fellow
Young Adult Editor, Lunch Ticket Literary Journal, Culver City, CA.
Select manuscripts for journal. Interview writers for blog. Manage volunteer staff of readers.
Culture Writer and Editor, Book.Read.See, New York, NY
2017 to Present.
Write and edit pieces on the intersection between art, culture and the black diaspora.
Media Consultant, Bleulife Media, New York, NY
2017 to Present
Assist publisher with strategies to improve content, readership and content for print and online properties.
Editor-in-Chief Soule.LGBT, New York, NY
Wrote and edited stories about black and LGBTQ life. Hired contributors for short and long term assignments. Worked with publisher on marketing and PR campaigns for publication.
Editor, Broadwayblack.com, New York, NY
Wrote profiles and interviews about black people within the theater world. Edited stories by contributors. Assisted with annual Tony Awards event.
Editor, Wimpole Street Writers, Los Angeles, CA.
2012 - 2015
Edited stories for authors. Assisted with managing weekly writers’ group.