In addition to writing fiction, I also have a career as a journalist and editor. I began writing newspaper and magazine articles in college, where I freelanced for the Sacred Heart University weekly newspaper, The Spectrum. After two semesters of freelancing, I applied for and was hired as the editor of the paper's Arts & Entertainment section, where I was responsible for writing content, editing the work of fellow student-journalists and composing two pages of layout each week.
During this same period -- and for a while after college -- I also wrote freelance for the newspaper in my hometown, The Citizen's News. Following graduation, I composed press releases for Sacred Heart University's public relations department. In 2006, I was hired as the associate editor of the 1.5-million circulation Columbia magazine in New Haven, Conn. I was promoted to senior editor in April 2013 and regularly published content in Columbia. I left the magazine in December 2015 to pursue a marketing and communications career at a Fortune 500 health care company.
In 2011, I did freelance editorial and photojournalist work for Naugatuck Patch, the hyperlocal news site operated by the Huffington Post.
In 2013, I began writing and lecturing on the craft of writing. I've published several articles in The Writer magazine and regularly give workshops on writing speculative fiction and how to get one's work published. I also began doing freelance public relations work again, this time for the CT RollerGirls, Connecticut's internationally ranked women's flat-track roller derby league.
Finally, in late-2014 I began working as a freelance gaming and art contributor for sites like ArtofMTG.com and VintageMagic.com, which are dedicated to the massively popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. In this role, I've had the chance to interview internationally recognized artists from both North America and Europe.