I'm the host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast from LitHub. I’m an avid reader who makes time to watch TV in between books. I've hosted readings and moderated literary panels at various bookstores, conferences, and festivals across the country. I'm the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and book that celebrates the intersection of literature and pop culture. I'm an essayist and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly, Pacific Standard, The Outline, The Ringer, The Toast, The Hairpin, Glamour, Esquire, GQ, OUT Magazine, and more. I was previously the editorial director of digital content at B&N.com, and a publishing outreach lead at Kickstarter. As a former book editor (Free Press/S&S) and former editorial director of Book of the Month, I very much enjoy critiquing my own writing. I live in Brooklyn with my husband, my dog, and my books.