My Portfolio

While not a comprehensive list, what follows is a good sampling of things I’ve written and publications I’ve written for. I currently hold degrees in Journalism and Organizational Leadership, and am pursuing a master of professional writing at the University of Oklahoma.

Books

COMMODORK: SORDID TALES FROM A BBS JUNKIE (2006)
INVADING SPACES: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COLLECTING ARCADE GAMES (2008)

Book Contributions

MEMOIRS OF A VIRTUAL CAVEMAN (2014)
— Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman: Foreword (READ)
— Ghosts of Arcade Past (READ)

RETRO GAMING HACKS (2005)
— MAME Boot CDs (READ)
— MAME Cabinets (READ)
— MAME Controllers (READ)

Short Stories / Features

THE DEAD MULE OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE (2017)
— A Mouthful of Eel (Creative Nonfiction) (READ)

Magazines and eZines

THE LOG BOOK (2015)
— Fisher Price Alpha Probe (READ)
— Star Wars Black Series (READ)

VIDEO GAME COLLECTOR (2007)
— Staff Mugshot (VIEW)
— Review: Lego Star Wars and Bucky O’Hare (READ)
— Review: Ultra Bust-a-Move and Menace Beach (READ)
— Review: Lode Runner Returns and Snow Bros. (READ)
— Review: Word Zapper (READ)
— Review: Ultimate Puzzle Games and Wordtris (READ)

VIDEO GAME TRADER (2012)
— Feature: Retron 3 (READ)
— Column: Token Appreciation: Mario Bros. (READ)
— Column: Token Appreciation: Altered Beast (READ)
— Column: Token Appreciation: Q-Bert (READ)
— Column: Token Appreciation: Space Invaders (READ)

FOREVER RETRO (2008)
— Feature: Arcades (READ)
— Feature: Ghostbusters (READ)

Newspapers

MINCO MILLENNIUM (Feature Column Writer) (2010)
EL RENO LIGHT (1991) (Intern/Reporter)
EL RENO TRIBUNE (1992) (Intern/Reporter)

Websites

REVIEW-O-MATIC.COM (Owner/Writer) (2015)
— Review: Racing the Beam (Book) (READ)
— Review: Defender of the Crown (Game) (READ)
— Review: Joe Dirt 2 (Movie) (READ)
— Review: Batmania (Music) (READ)

RETROIST.COM (Staff Writer)
— Article: Hot Wheels Creator Remembered (READ)
— Article: World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube (READ)
— Article: Dueling Disco Ducks (READ)
— Link to all Retroist.com articles: LINK)

CALTROPS.COM (Staff Writer)
— Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (LINK)
— Review: Pumped BMX+ (LINK)
— Review: Atari’s Greatest Hits (LINK)

THELOGBOOK.COM (Staff Writer)
— Review: Wonderboy (LINK)
— Review: Friday the 13th (LINK)
— Review: Gauntlet/Rampart (LINK)
— Review: Centipede/Breakout/Warlords (LINK)

IGN.COM (Paid Contributor)
— Review: Beyond the Mat (LINK)
— Review: Edward Scissorhands (LINK)
— Review: Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell (LINK)
— Review: Lake Placid (LINK)

Podcasts

YOU DON’T KNOW FLACK (Host) (LINK)
SPRITE CASTLE (Host) (LINK)
MULTIPLE SADNESS (Host) (LINK)
THROWBACK REVIEWS (Co-Host) (LINK)

Public Speaking

DEFCON (2007): Self-Publishing in the Underground (YOUTUBE)
NOTACON (2009): The World of Free Book Publishing (YOUTUBE)
OKLAHOMA ELECTRONIC GAMING EXPO (2009): Collecting Arcade Machines
OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2009): The Evolution of Video Games

Interviews

OXFORD KARMA: On Oklahoma Arcades and Writing (2015) (WWW)
AMIGOS: Commodore Computers (2015) (AUDIO)
RETROBITS: Commodork and Self-Publishing (2007) (AUDIO)