Nonfiction Work

In addition to all of my fiction, I’ve spent several years working as a freelance journalist in my spare time. This dates back to when I was just 15 years old writing feature articles about my favorite video games series, The Legend of Zelda, for various fan websites, notably Zelda Universe. From there I branched out to larger publications, such as the semi-professional video game website Gemakei (formerly Zentendo.com), and Buffalo Hockey Central, which I contributed to as an Associate Editor covering the Buffalo Sabres NHL team and earned a media credential from the team for my work.

Nowadays, most of my time is spent as a proud contributor to The Geekiverse, a pop culture website dedicated to movies, video games, comics, literature, and television. The Geekiverse is also my publishing partner for my upcoming high fantasy trilogy, The Legend of Light. My specialties there include coverage of Nintendo video games, the giant monster genre, animation, and professional wrestling, but I’ll write about anything so long as I’m knowledgeable on it.

Below is a list of some of my favorite feature editorials and reviews that I’ve written over the years. For a complete list of my pieces contributed to The Geekiverse, head on over here.

ENTERTAINMENT EDITORIALS

A Breath of Fresh Air – Detailing why The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was such a welcome change of pace to the state of the video game industry in 2011.

Anything But Ordinary – A look into what made the secondary characters in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess so special.

Breath of the Wild: The Journey – An essay very near to my heart that recounts how the buildup to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was done with a perfect balance of tranquility, and vigor.

DC’s Ladies Mean Business – Discussing the prominent role that female heroes and villains play in DC Comic’s many franchises, and how that will expand the audiences that follow DC’s properties going forward.

Giant Monsters Get Better With Age – A lengthy editorial that examines the evolution of special effects in giant monster movies over time, and how the advancement of special effects allowed the genre’s resurgence in recent years.

Gravity Falls – Wishing You Were [Still] Here – A reaction piece to the final episode of the cartoon Gravity Falls, and an overview of how profound the show felt to viewers in their late teens, 20s, and even 30s.

How Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega Made Wrestling Real Again – Analyzing the way that professional wrestlers Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega successfully manipulated social media to build hype for their Wrestle Kingdom 12 match.

The Nintendo Switch – A Promising Oddity – A preview and prediction from January 2017 of what I expected the Nintendo Switch to be like, which largely turned out to be spot-on.

Welcome Back, Samus Aran – A feature highlighting the tumultuous few years that the Metroid franchise went through before its glorious revival in 2017.

REVIEWS

Annihilation (Film, 2018)

Batman: The Killing Joke (Film, 2016)

Castlevania (Television, 2017)

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Film, 2018)

Hyrule Warriors (Video game, 2014)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Film, 2015)

Metroid: Samus Returns (Video game, 2017)

Shin Godzilla (Film, 2016)

Spectre (Film, 2015)

Super Mario Odyssey (Video game, 2017)

Voltron: Legendary Defender Seasons 1-5 (Television, 2016-2018)

Wonder Woman (Film, 2017)

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