What do you do?
I am a New York Times bestselling author of popular fiction. Published titles include The Accidental Demon Slayer, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, A Tale of Two Demon Slayers, The Last of the Demon Slayers, My Zombie Valentine, So I Married a Demon Slayer and Vampire County.
How did you get your job?
I wrote until I learned the craft well enough for an editor to buy one of my books. Now I’m under contract with St. Martin’s Press.
What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School?
Write tight. Make every word count. It was a good lesson in J-School and is important when writing a novel as well.
What advice do you have for current students?
Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled.
What is your favorite J-School memory?
Doing Today Show cut-ins at KOMU.
Any parting comments?
I don’t know if I’d be where I am today without my J-School education.
Updated: November 4, 2011