creative

I dream in young-adult fiction, comedy sketches, and video ideas. My personal project to-do list is endless! Here are a few that I’m the most proud of:

Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows,
Ryan Spartacus Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible

I wrote a middle-grade novel, Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows, which was published by RainTown Press in 2011. I was heavily involved in its promotion. This included a blog tour, book signings, social promotions, plus a few public speaking engagements, including an exhilarating classroom visit.

Sadly, RainTown closed its shop in 2013. Happily, the stars aligned and my book was republished (and lovingly edited) as Spartacus Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible by Fitzroy Books in 2018. Visit my author website for more info.

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Videos/Scripts
I love collaborating with my husband, Zachary Elwood, on fun and ridiculous creative projects like these:

Below are sample scripts we wrote for Portlandia and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. (Note: The ‘Always Sunny’ script may not appropriate for all audiences.)

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You can also listen to our most recent music collaboration here or watch a movie trailer here.

Stand-up comedy
I started doing stand-up in 2016 as both an alternative to toastmasters and as a writing exercise. Turns out, it’s super addicting. Check me out. (Note: These clips may not appropriate for all audiences.)

Finally… I’m a huge fan of Mortified. You can see my embarrassing appearances here, or hear me on the Mortified podcast here.