Movies of Middle-earth: Ralph Bakshi’s Animated The Lord of the Rings Shows the True Perils of

Movies of Middle-earth: Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings Brought Tolkien from the Counterculture to the Big

The Dead and the Undead: James Joyce and the Origin of the Modern Vampire … Penguin Random House (Unbound Worlds)

The Stars Are Isles: Moby-Dick‘s Enduring Influence on Science Fiction … Penguin Random House (Unbound Worlds)

Movies of Middle-earth: 1977’s The Hobbit Showed Us the Future of Pop

While Teaching in Japan, It Took an Enemy to Make Me Feel at Home Catapult

Where the Stars Are Strange: J.R.R. Tolkien and Me Catapult

Featured on The Rec Center

Gods and Spirits (….and Whatever Totoro Is): Exploring Miyazaki’s Fantasy World

Congratulations on Publishing Your First BabyThe Rumpus

Smaug vs. Durin’s Bane: Who Would Win in the Ultimate Dragon/Balrog Showdown?

Teshima: On Hearing Loss, My Son, and the SeaCatapult

Featured on The Rumpus’s This Week In Essays

How to Tell If You Are in a J.R.R. Tolkien Book … The Toast

The Illegitimacy of Aragorn’s Claim to the Throne … The Toast

The Most Metal Deaths in Middle-earth, Ranked … The Toast

How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate … The Toast

“Hilarious… Incredibly funny” – Charlie Jane Anders, io9

Tumbleweed  Down the Block: An Anthology of City Life

Review of Roxane Gay’s AyitiChicago Reader “Culture Vultures”


The Ghost of Grammy Goneril (audio story)  Cast of Wonders, Episode 140

The Ghost of Grammy Goneril … Underneath the Juniper Tree, Halloween 2013

Fangs  Spellbound, Fall 2013

Mab Ipswich and the Skull of Althazaar … Underneath the Juniper Tree, Summer 2012

The Web at the End of the Woods … Underneath the Juniper Tree, April 2012

Mab Ipswich Vs. Principal Goblinson  Underneath the Juniper Tree, March 2012

The Monster and Mab Ipswich  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Feb. 2012; Underneath the Juniper Tree 2012 Anthology

Mab Ipswich and the Stinking Storm  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Winter 2011

Mab Ipswich: The Wickedest Witch  Underneath the Juniper Tree, Nov. 2011