I love great stories of all kinds. My mission is to help storytellers figure out the best form for their project, refine their work, and connect it to the people who want it.
To do that, I offer authors, agents and publishers help in three different areas:
- DEVELOPMENT – What form should this story take? A book? A movie? An interactive e-book? Some combination of multiple narrative forms? Something totally new and different that we invent together? I provide large-scale guidance on how a work as a whole can become the best possible version of itself.
- STRATEGY – One of my superpowers is doing research, then using what I learn to create smart, helpful strategies. Do you need to figure out a workflow? Solve a production dilemma? Find a way to present a story to the world, so that it has the best chance to find the audience for its genre and form? I’ll shape a plan.
- DIGITAL – I believe that e-books should be as beautiful as their content, and if a work is going to appear in that form, I can build it. But even more than that, I want to foster projects that push the edges of digital publishing and make it more rewarding as a narrative experience.
To me, these three areas are all part of story design, and that’s what I do.
I’ve been a journalist and magazine editor, I’ve co-written and co-directed movies, and I’m now a second-year student in Portland State University’s graduate program in book publishing, where I’m specializing in digital technology and developmental editing. If you’d like to know more, please have a look at my resume. And feel free to contact me with any questions.