Clips and Portfolio

I write and publish about 100 essays a year, mostly about books. I specialize in fantasy, fairy tales, science fiction, and children’s books, though I’ve written about a range of other topics, including disability, parenting, and feminism. I’m a regular contributing writer for Book Riot, BuzzFeed Books, StarTrek.com, and Think Inclusive, and I’m co-creator and co-writer of Baby Librarians, a children’s book review website.

Here are selected clips by topic.

Lists

17 Summer Must-Reads For Fantasy Lovers from BuzzFeed Books

17 Books Long Enough To Get You Through A Pandemic from BuzzFeed Books

Representation Matters: 10 Children’s Books with Disabled Characters from Think Inclusive

YOUR TINY STARFLEET OFFICERS WILL LOVE THESE BOOKS From StarTrek.com

24 Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books To Read Based On Your Favorite Star Trek Character from StarTrek.com

‘Star Trek’ Created Feminist Icons in Front of and Behind the Camera from StarTrek.com

Your Star Trek Pandemic-Themed Watch List from StarTrek.com

11 OF THE BEST FEMINIST BOARD BOOKS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS From Baby Librarians

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE 8 LGBTQ+ FAIRYTALES FROM 2020 from Book Riot

10 DARK FAIRYTALE BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS from Book Riot

Think Pieces

What if the Little Mermaid Learned Sign Language? Thoughts on Fairytales and Disability from Book Riot

WHY ARE THE SAME FAIRYTALES RETOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN? from Book Riot

Personal

I Opened the Door: On Portals, Fantasy, and My Disability from Book Riot

THE GROSSEST THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AT A BOOKSTORE From Book Riot

HOW AUDIOBOOKS HELPED ME THROUGH MY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION READING SLUMP From Book Riot

9 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT PARENTING FROM COMIC BOOKS from Book Riot

News

The Berbellon Prize: A New Award for Disabled Writers from Book Riot

NEWBERY, CALDECOTT, AND PRINTZ WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION from Book Riot

2019 HUGO AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED, AND THE LIST IS GORGEOUS From Book Riot

NNEDI OKORAFOR AND WANURI KAHIU TO ADAPT OCTAVIA BUTLER’S WILD SEED FOR AMAZON From Book Riot

SEANAN MCGUIRE’S WAYWARD CHILDREN SERIES IS COMING TO TELEVISION! From Book Riot

WATCH THE BEL CANTO TRAILER, BASED ON ANN PATCHETT’S AWARD-WINNING NOVEL From Book Riot

Interviews

RAINBOW COLORS, RAINBOW FAMILIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR MICHAEL GENHART From Book Riot

This Star Trek Wedding Might Inspire Your Own from StarTrek.com

An Interview With Ross Burach, Writer And Illustrator from Baby Librarians

How-Tos

HOW TO THROW A BOOK-THEMED BABY SHOWER From Book Riot

AN ULTRA-SHORT AUDIOBOOK SYLLABUS TO EVISCERATE YOUR RESOLUTIONS From Book Riot

HOW TO VOTE IN THE 2019 HUGO AWARDS (AND WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT) From Book Riot

Misc.

Quiz: Which Magical City Should You Live In? from Book Riot

YOUR GUIDE TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS MYERS-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPES From Book Riot

QUIZ: WHICH DISCWORLD WITCH ARE YOU? From Book Riot

BEYOND THE WILD RUMPUS: A GUIDE TO MAURICE SENDAK BOOKS From Book Riot

‘WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS, AND NOTHING LESS’: LITERARY ACTIVISTS OF THE WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT From Book Riot

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