I’m a twenty-something writer, podcaster, reader, and web designer based in Arizona and Utah. I’m a bit of a nerd. I love books, movies, TV, and video games — and that’s reflected in a lot of my writing on this site.
I studied Journalism briefly at Arizona State University before finally completing my undergrad education in News Media at Brigham Young University in 2018. My journalism work has been featured in The Daily Universe, HuffPost, The Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn Daily, and The Deseret News.
This website has changed a lot over the years, but its purpose has mostly stayed the same. It’s a place where I post my thoughts and showcase my work.
Also, I write books.
I self-published a book in 2008. It’s no longer in print because it sucked — but I’m still writing and hope to begin querying agents sometime in 2018.
Also, I build websites.
I started building websites when I was about ten-years-old (all the way back in 2001) and haven’t really stopped. In 2004, my love for Pokémon drove me to start a Pokémon fansite called Pokemon Sky, which I operated off-and-on for about seven years. During that time, I teamed up with Paul of PokéJungle fame and a few other webmasters to create and run a successful forum called Mt. Moon Community, which brought in thousands of users and generated countless discussions during its ten-year lifespan.
Somewhere around 2008, my interests turned more toward books, which was surely thanks to my love for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I contributed to Twilight Source (a website which preceded Andrew Sim’s Hypable) and launched my own website, Brisingr, which became a top destination for fans of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle until its closure in 2011.
I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in France and Belgium — and even then, I couldn’t stop blogging.
After returning from France in 2013, I created Faction Hub, an online source for Veronica Roth’s Divergent book series. It was at that point I realized I couldn’t keep making a new website for each book series that came along, so I launched 7th Page in 2014 — a website centered on news articles and book reviews about young adult books. 7th Page became Bookstacked in 2015 and continues to serve the YA book community.
Also, I podcast.
I also podcast for Bookstacked, producing its monthly show Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast as well as a podcast mini-series, About the Author, which features interviews with published writers where they share their life stories and experiences in writing.