I am deeply passionate about the written word, in all its diverse and marvelous forms. I spend my time as a writer, editor, publishing consultant, and cultural hipstorian [sic] in Brooklyn, NY.
My writing focuses on strange art and unusual culture, as well as the inner workings and bizarre beauty of New York City; I’ve written for a range of outlets, including Vice, Gothamist, Atlas Obscura, Artsy, New York Post, Hyperallergic, Slate, and many more. My first book came out in 2015: Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity (Monacelli Press), based on my decade-long cultural-history project Brooklyn Spaces, which chronicles DIY and the underground throughout the amazing borough I call home.
I’ve worked in and around the media for more than a decade. Currently I’m the Journalism Outreach Lead at Kickstarter—if you want to talk about how crowdfunding can help in this terrifying media moment, hit me up! Previously I’ve been Creative Content Director for Per La Mente, Director of Matchmaking for Gotham Ghostwriters, Editor-at-Large for Hyperallergic, Copyeditor at MTV News, Associate Editor at Random House, and a store manager at New York’s famed Strand Bookstore. I’ve also served as a freelance editor for more than 100 publishers and websites, as well as offering a broad array of editorial services to individuals.
A few more fun bookish facts about me: I co-founded an all-girl graphic-novel book club called Jugs & Capes, I’m one of the all-time top-100 reviewers on Goodreads (a site with 30 million members!), and I moonlight as Agent Brooklina for the book-spying site CoverSpy.