Other Writing / Other

quick links: Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday / "Angst: Teen vs. Gastrointestinal" [a Donnie Darko review] / rejected stories / Professor Barnhardt's Journal


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..."I just wanted to let you know, that I haven't read your other books(I'm sorry, I plan to though!) but I did read your short story in Sixteen, 'Rutford Becomes a Man' and I LOVED it! I read it twice already, and every time I find myself laughing. I love Rutford's perception and his comments. It is a completely unique setting, and honestly I hate reading about the 'Wild West' usually, but this time I was amused. Rutford is a dynamic character and was so easy to visualize in my brain, the story stuck with me for some time and I've been telling all my friends about it."
-- Sara (CA), 7/14/04

Thank you Sara! I am really excited to be part of the anthology Sixteen, edited by Megan McCafferty, author of Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings. It features stories by Joe Weisburg (Tenth Grade), M.T. Anderson (Feed), Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things), Zoe Trope (Please Don't Kill the Freshman), David Levithan (Boy Meets Boy) and Megan McCafferty herself. Each story is about turning sixteen; mine features a 16-year-old loser from the Wild Wild Girls Gone Wild West named Rutford who spends his birthday in a whorehouse. Yea!

Look for my story "Rutford Becomes a Man" in Sixteen now.


...I have had plenty of my writing rejected by various organizations, and I intend to have much more rejected in the future:

  1. Bad Barber [rejected from New York Press 2002]
  2. A-Leans and Derbis [an essay on comic books, rejected from Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! : Writers on Comics to be published 2004]
More to come!


...I contribute regularly to Professor Barnhardt's Journal, an award-winning magazine published somewhat regularly on the web since 2002.

  1. "My Favorite Foods" [10/5/04]
  2. "My Favorite Books" [4/13/04]














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