The Beauty In Our Drunken, Late-Night Confessions

psr38g3q9m1In addition to my audiobook news, I also had a new article go up on Thought Catalog today. I know a lot of us try to avoid getting sloppy-drunk with friends we don’t know very well, or don’t see too often, but sometimes an alcohol-fueled catharsis is exactly the push we need to let people see what’s really going on in our lives. “The Beauty in Our Drunken, Late-Night Confessions” is a love letter to alcohol, to my friends, and to the idea that we’re perfectly OK just as we are.

“I Swear I’ll Be Good At It!” (Audiobook Edition) Is Out Today!

audibleinstaAudible bought the rights to my first e-book & I’m very excited to share that the audiobook edition of “I Swear I’ll Be Good At It!” is out today! So, if you ever wanted to hear *someone else* tell you funny stories about my formerly non-existent sex life, NOW YOU CAN! (Blood relatives & current boyfriend, please disregard this post, there’s nothing you need to listen to here.)

Huge thanks to my narrator Jed Drummond and the entire Audible team! You’re all incredible!

New Web Series ‘Paper Boys’ Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

2015-06-16-1434469763-3496973-paperboys_stills_01-thumbI think the unifying theme for every person in their 20’s, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation, is that none of us really has a clue what we’re doing. Cole, the main character of Paper Boys, is no exception to this rule. He’s trying to figure out how to land a job he loves (that will also pay the rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world), what to say to his straight best friend Daren who recently confessed he doesn’t want to marry his fiancée, and why he can’t seem to stop himself from stalking an old flame, Max, on Facebook. If all of this wasn’t enough to worry about already, Cole has also discovered that his sketchbook is, well… enchanted. Whatever Cole draws seems to happen in real life, and while this newfound power could be the answer to all his problems, he hasn’t quite figured out if it’s only going to make his life even more complicated.

Written by Curtis Casella and Kyle Cabral (Cabral also directs the series and stars as Cole), Paper Boys is a delightful new web series that takes the sometimes harsh reality of being a confused millennial trying to juggle love, a career, and a new city, and spices it up with a bit of magic to make it all the more captivating. The first two episodes have already generated over 90,000 views on YouTube, and the creators have recently succeeded in raising $10,500 via their Kickstarter campaign to create two more full episodes (and are hoping to raise even more to keep the series going).

I caught up with Kyle and Curtis, as well as Henry Lee (who plays Max), Kai Liu (who plays Rebecca), Sarah Elizabeth (who plays Charlie), and Nathan Brown (who plays Daren) over email, and asked them all about the inspiration behind Paper Boys, as well as what we can expect from future episodes — it’s all here on Huffington Post Gay Voices.

Interview with “Dead. Gay. Fictional.” Writer, Caty Zick

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Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn’t poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, “I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional.” This is exactly the state of mind that Charlie is in when her best friend Madeline drags her out to a singles mixer she swears will be “packed with men who are exactly her type.” Imagine Charlie’s surprise when she discovers the party really *is* full of the fictional characters and the heartthrobs of yesteryear she’s always adored (think: Prince Charming, Humphrey Bogart, Romeo, James Dean, and more!). At first this seems like a dream come true, but are these guys really as perfect as Charlie hoped?

Directed by Tiffany Johnson (winner of the Director’s Choice Award at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase) and written by Caty Zick, Dead. Gay. Fictional. is a fun, slightly twisted rom-com about what would happen if you walked into a party and met some of the famous characters and historical figures you think you know. The team hopes to shoot in the summer of 2015 and is currently engaged in an Indiegogo campaign in order to fund the project.

I chatted with Caty Zick, the writer of ‘Dead. Gay. Fictional.’ (and admittedly, very dear friend) about what we can expect from this funny and imaginative short film, and the whole interview is over at Huffington Post Entertainment!

A Label Whore’s Guide To Love

labelwhoreguideI used to have a slight problem when it came to designer goods and credit card debt, by which I mean, my overwhelming love for the former was a direct cause of the latter.

While my shopping addiction is (mostly) under control these days, I DO still believe that some things in life are just too important and too special to try and get at any kind of discount (literal or figurative)… and falling in love is one of them. New on Thought Catalog today, here’s my article: A Label Whore’s Guide To Love.

5 Things To Remember When It Feels Like Your Job Hunt Will Never End

Exhausted-Job-Seeker-Blog-HeaderMost people have heard the adage “job-hunting is a full-time job,” but what often goes unsaid is that it’s pretty much the worst full-time job. It’s tedious, you have to work weekends, there are no happy hours with coworkers, and to top it all off, it doesn’t even pay the bills (well, at least not right away). So if you’ve been searching for months and are nowhere near landing your dream job, it’s understandable that you sometimes feel like you want to throw up your hands, open a bottle of wine, and call it quits. But before you start looking for sturdy cardboard boxes to live in, try first to remember these 5 important things, here on Thought Catalog.

What David Sedaris’ Fisting Joke Teaches Us About Art

david-sedaris-croppedA lot longer ago than I’d like to admit (I *really* need to start writing about things in a more timely manner!), I had the opportunity to hear best-selling author and acclaimed humorist David Sedaris speak, and he told us a pretty foul joke involving a grandma, a grandpa, and anal fisting. This might seem strange to some (ok, probably to most), but I found myself very inspired by the joke, as well as by the story surrounding it. Now, I’ve finally written about it for Thought Catalog, here.