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Presentation Topics

A Writer’s Journey This talk is specifically geared toward teenage audiences. I discuss how I came to be a professional writer, particularly focusing on my influences and aspirations in high school and college. I discuss traveling, and how my many trips to different parts of the world have informed my writing. I tell stories about …

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Who I Am

I am a multiply published novelist and short story writer. I sold my first short story when I was twenty-two, and my first novel when I was twenty-four. I was actively pursuing a writing career throughout high school, which makes my experience particularly accessible to aspiring writers at that age. As a minority and as …

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Presentation Experience

I have extensive experience speaking before groups of both children and adults about various aspects of speculative fiction and writing in general. For the last five years, I have regularly participated in panel discussions at several prestigious conventions, including Readercon, World Science Fiction Convention, World Fantasy Convention, Wiscon and New York Comic Con. Outside of …

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Contact Me

I am based out of New York City and I am available to travel throughout the continental United States. My rates are competitive, and vary depending on the length of the visit and the number of presentations and/or workshops requested. Please contact me for rate quotes, visit specifics and any other questions. I’m happy to …