January 28, 2014

New places I'm writing and podcasting!

I have some exciting news to share: I'm officially a full time freelance writer. I made the jump recently and though it was a scary decision, it was time. I've been essentially working two jobs for three, almost four years now - my dayjob and writing. It took a bit to build up enough regular and paying writing gigs for me to feel okay about pulling the trigger (paying bills is important), but here I am. And as such, I wanted to tell you about some sites I'm now contributing to!

Adafruit - The Adafruit blog primarily focuses on electronics, how-tos, and technology but they also recognize cosplayers are makers, too! I'm writing a couple of cosplay posts for them a day, specifically focusing on cosplayers who detail their process. I'm also interviewing a cosplayer each month - the first installment featured Kimi of Golden Lasso - and working on a series discussing how to use everyday objects in costumes. For my first object, I focused on five ways to use pen and markers in cosplay. More to come on Adafruit, too!

Nerdist - Many of you know the name Nerdist, and I'm excited to be contributing to the website about general pop culture news and fun stuff. I just started with them last week and am already having a blast working with such a nice and cool team.

Full of Sith  - Now, the podcasting news! I've recently joined Full of Sith - a chill, fun Star Wars fan podcast - as a regular contributor. I'll be appearing once a month and discussing various topics. The first episode with me just launched, and it's all about rumormongering and Star Wars reporting plus I fill you in on the supposed plans for Star Wars rides and such in Disney parks. The guys who run this podcast are awesome, and I'm looking forward to doing more.

In addition to those things, I just wrapped up a feature piece that will be appearing in Star Wars Insider soon.

Thanks to all of you who read the things I write. I wouldn't have been able to make the switch to freelance without you!


  1. Congrats on the full-time freelancer jump! I bet it feels good to be focusing on what you love to do. Kudos for overcoming fear and making the leap! P.S. I just took my kids to Disney for the first time and of course we did Star Tours. I also signed up my five-year-old son for this "padawan training" thing they do right outside the ride, where the kids get to fight Vader and Maul. Pretty cool, my son had a blast.

    1. Thank you! It's exciting. I happily wake up earlier to freelance than I ever felt like getting up for my dayjob.

      I'm so glad you and your kids experienced Disney. The Jedi Training Academy is the best; I love watching the kids' faces. :)

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