I like games.
I am a literary novelist, game designer, and poet interested in human expression through games, puzzles, mathematics and new technology.
My education (B.S. in Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) reflects my lifelong interest in art at the intersection of the poetic and the technical.
Also a citizen of the contemporary literary world, I have edited for the literary magazines Ninth Letter, Memorious, A Public Space, and One Story, and advocate for independent publishing as Communications Manager at the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, CLMP, in New York City.
My published work includes short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews. Currently at work on a speculative near-future literary science fiction novel, I strive to communicate with both general and literary audiences.
I design games in collaboration with my partner, Patrick D. Watson, as Oat & Noodle Studios. Our games encourage everyone to treat life as play: they break the fourth wall, employ mechanics as a means to self-expression, and seek to include and entertain players of all ages and backgrounds.