Want to know one of the things I look forward to most in life?
It’s updating this section of the site — the all-mighty bibliography. I’d like nothing more than to take Spaceballs: The Flamethrower™ to this page, burn it to the ground, and then build it back up from scratch.
That’s because, one day, it’ll have to include a list of published novels. Real-life books with my words on the pages and my name on the cover. It’ll have fancy cover art thumbnails and review blurbs and links to Amazon and everything else published authors get. It’ll be glorious.
For now, those future books will have to exist as manuscripts and outlines. In the meantime, this section will be dedicated to archiving my other writing endeavors. Here’s to the future!
Springfield Republican / MassLive.com
From June 2013 to April 2017, I was the full-time beat writer for the Springfield Republican newspaper and MassLive.com covering UMass athletics. I covered primarily football and basketball, with some hockey and various other events (UMass and otherwise) thrown in. During that time, I wrote, self-edited, and published close to four thousand posts. Game stories, previews, notebooks, sidebars, columns, analysis pieces, videos, podcasts, photo slideshows — you name it.
You can find my complete author profile here. And because scrolling through four thousand UMass sports stories would be insane, here’s a spattering of the kind of work I produced during my time as a professional sportswriter:
A look at sophomore defensive back James Allen, who took on a new identity heading into the 2016 season as he looked to build on a strong first year with UMass.
A mid-season profile of senior point guard Chaz Williams, the Minutemen’s best player and spark plug for the team’s long-awaited return to the NCAA tournament in 2014.
My column in response to the online backlash UMass player Derrick Gordon received for making history as the first player in Division I men’s basketball history to publicly come out as gay.
- Derrick Gordon shares his story of coming out: ‘Nobody in this world should be living their life in shame of who they really are’
A companion news story to my column featuring interviews with Derrick Gordon himself, coaches, and players.
A retrospective following the death of Sam Koch from cancer highlighting the UMass coach’s unforgettable impact on my professional career as a writer.
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Prior to being hired at the Republican, I spent several months interning at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in nearby Northampton. While taking high school indoor track results over the phone was truly breathtaking, my most memorable experience at the Gazette was getting to cover the Amherst College men’s basketball team’s run to winning the 2013 Division III national championship.
Here are a few stories from my coverage of that team: