About Me

One day I'll be a published novelist, but until then, I create companies, brands, and content for businesses.

I am the Founder of Hollihock.com, The Hollihock Writers Conference, and the first Micro-MFA Program.

I have held roles in the non-profit sector, the music industry, venture capital, education, and startups.

Expertise includes creating editorial and blog content, marketing emails, EdTech, web development, brand or logo design, startups, VCs, music, and cattle dogs.

Some of my favorite authors include: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Haruki Murakami, Amy Hempel, Ernest Hemingway.

Accolades

Publications

 
  • Shortlisted for the Adventures in Fiction Spotlight First Novel Competition

  • Somerville Arts Council Literature Artist Fellowship Grant

  • Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant

  • "I Digress Into Pordova," PIF Magazine

  • "The Bark of Living," PLOT Journal

  • "Event Feature: Hollihock Writers Conference," The Muse Writers Center Blog

  • "Making Your Own Home in a Story Feat. Ken Liu," Wonderdome Podcast

  • "Hollihock — Resource Hub For Artists Looking To Further Their Careers," The Buzz

  • "Fourth annual Hollihock Writers Conference kicks off Aug. 23," South Coast Today

  • “Hollihock Writers Conference: Three Days of Inspiration,” EastBayRI

  • “Write On!,” New Bedford Coworking Blog

  • “Writers Conference Fills a Need for New Bedford’s Artist Community,” SouthCoast Today

  • “UMass Dartmouth Connects a Creative Community,” Dartmouth Village Soup

  • "Hollihock Writers Conference 2016," CambridgeEditors' Blog

Unpublished Works

  • The Bark of Living, Novel

  • Before the Afters, Novel

  • The Canines: And Other Stories with Teeth, Short Story Collection

  • The Great Jig in the Sky, Novella

  • Time Crunch, Novella

  • The Fantastic Umbrella Factory, Children's Book

 

My Latest Projects

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HOLLIHOCK

MICRO-MFA ACCELERATOR

Founded the Hollihock Writers Conference and launched Hollihock.com, a writing resource for aspiring writers.

YAHYN.COM

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Developed marketing email copy for fundraising, direct customer outreach, and nurture emails. Helped prepare content for their beta phase and initial broad launch to their community. Supported them during their crucial fundraising cycle.

Launching an accelerator program in Authorship. Our goal is to develop sustainable writing careers by delivering vetted authors to literary agents and publishers.

UNDERSCORE.VC

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Drafted multiple articles for a venture capital blog. One focused on portfolio startup companies and startup resources in the Boston area, while another article tackled the post-covid environment for startups.

JAK LEARNING

IT GLOBAL SERVICES

IT Global Services was looking for a professional, modern logo for their organization. I led the creative direction on a brand refresh, settling on a sleek new design.

Older Projects

JAK Learning was looking for a logo for their newly-formed organization that teaches kids life skills through physical activities. I led the creative direction, logo development, and web design.

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BANDSINTOWN

Worked with the Founder on business development, market fit, PR, and initial fundraising initiatives.

Acquired in 2013 by Cellfish.

BAY STATE COMMUNITY SERVICES - BEAL STREET

Supported the successful launch and continued growth of Beal Street, a long-term family reunification and independent living skills program for disadvantaged teens.

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