The Leila Texts
2007-2012. Strangers try to text their friends named Leila. It doesn’t really work out for them.
About the Leila Texts:
PC Magazine (Our Favorite Blogs, 2009)
Gizmodo (“A hilarious world of sex, drugs, affairs, and teenage drama”)
Brooklyn Based (“Hilarious…witty”)
Wired (“Overheard in New York meets Found magazine”)
Humor columns for The Chicago Maroon
2004-2006. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Olsen Twins, The Babysitters Club, and my hair.
Traveling to Teens blog tour
2010. Links to my guest posts about how to write comedy.
The (Teen) Book Scene blog tour
2011. Links to my guest posts about Past Perfect.
2012-2014. Eating my way through New York City and beyond, one truffle at a time.
“‘Harriet the Spy’ Turns 50”
Al Jazeera America, 2014. I celebrate the half-century mark for an iconic book and its inspiring central character.
“The Ol’ Dead Dad Syndrome”Publishers Weekly, 2010. Why are there so many dead parents in kids’ books?
“On the Need for Selfish Behavior”
“Let’s Attain Better Living Through Music”
The Toast, 2015. A musical advice column.
“As a Writer, I Am the Most Important Person in This Relationship and on Earth”
Points in Case, 2018
“A Complete List of Everything That I Think Happens in Star Wars Without Ever Watching It”
Bright Wall/Dark Room, 2015
“Annotated Rainbow Brite Fan Fiction”
The Hairpin, 2014. Fanfic that I wrote as a three year old, and annotated as a thirty year old.
“Five Lies I Told Online”
“Marathon Monday: Happy Memories of Patriots Day”
The Huffington Post, 2013
“The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist”
Entertainment Weekly, 2015
“Life After Brooklyn: Austin Edition”
Brooklyn Based, 2018
“The Number 23”
New York Press, 2007
Book review of Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season
The Daily Beast, 2013
Book review of Jess Rothenberg’s The Catastrophic History of You and Me
The Daily Beast, 2012