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
My middle-grade novel, Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows. was published by RainTown Press in 2011 and 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.

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Read an excerpt
Read reviews
Visit my author page

2017 UPDATE: Sadly, RainTown closed its shop in 2013. Happily, my book is being republished as Spartacus Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible by Fitzroy Books! Look for it in 2017.

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.)

I also briefly hosted a monthly comedy show with fellow writer, Shanon Emerson. (Follow Rollick Comedy at Beulahland on Facebook or Twitter.)

Finally… I’m a huge fan of Mortified. You can see my two embarrassing appearances here.