It’s funny, I put this blog under the category ‘In the News,’ but Bahrain is everywhere but. Bahrain is a small country in the Middle East nestled on the Persian Gulf. I had first learned about the human rights violations occurring in that country after speaking with Amber Lyon at a group dinner at MountainFilm. […]

There’s this story that’s gone viral about a mother, Anna MacLean, who took her autistic daughter, Arianna, out for lunch to Chili’s. I’d like to discuss this story as a way of breaking down good storytelling. So, Anna takes her daughter out for lunch, and Arianna orders her favorite dish, a hamburger and fries. But […]

The Writer's Muse

My boyfriend and I go to Tom Shadyac’s class lectures at Pepperdine with a few friends every week. Although the class has about a 20-student limit, Tom’s lectures fill up so much the school has to give him an auditorium to fit the 200 or so people who visit each week. He has guest speakers […]

Earlier this year IDW Publishing released the first issue in Stephen King and Joe Hill’s Road Rage, a four-issue comic book series based on their short story, Throttle, and Richard Matheson’s Duel. For me, the publication was incredibly exciting, not only because I am a big fan of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, but because it […]

I have an 85-song playlist I write to, though I often pick one song and put it on repeat. I have been adding and deleting songs from this playlist for over 9 years, though the one song I’ve kept in it is Moonlight Sonata. I first began listening to Moonlight my freshman year in high […]


I had the opportunity to attend Comic Con for my second year thanks to IDW Publishing, a comic book publisher I interned and later worked with in San Diego. I was also lucky to have a friend who was willing to let me crash on his couch for the weekend so I didn’t have to […]

Becoming a better writer is such an abstract process, even when under the guidance of higher education. Unlike with Humanities or Business majors, grades issued in Creative Writing courses have no merit as to the quality of the writing produced. Sure, a professor can grade you on your spelling and grammar. Maybe even originality of […]