Once, in a fable...
As a 2014 graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, I've had the opportunity to take classes on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the arc of the hero's journey in storytelling to theories of spirit possession (yes, seriously). This has helped inspire and improve my writing throughout the years.
I write young adult fiction, with a main genre focus on paranormal/supernatural and fantasy, with some detours into horror and sci-fi. I've written short stories as well as full-length novels, having completed my first novel when I was in the fifth grade and going so far as to self publish one during my junior year of high school. During my senior year of college, I was one of ten finalists nationwide in Simon & Schuster's Simon451 Student Novel Contest, where I turned in a completed 65K-word manuscript about a teen exorcism survivor who, upon fearing that something sinister may still lurk inside of him, goes searching for the rabbi that saved him.
Currently I'm also the fantasy reviewer for the pop culture website Girls in Capes, but I pay the bills by working in social media for a digital media publisher. At nights, I still write – at the moment my main focus is polishing the same manuscript from the S&S contest, but I've also got an idea germinating that I've tentatively dubbed #RasputinWIP on Twitter. Ask me about it sometime!