• Books & Writing,  Fandom

    Inside Kung Fu: Helping Buffy Slay Vampires

    Back in 1998, I was working as a freelance reporter for Inside Kung-Fu magazine. My first big piece was an interview with Jeff Pruitt and Sophia Crawford - the stunt coordinator and Buffy stunt double from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I got to spend quite a few nights at the studio watching them film and it was the thrill of my life -- which I know I've mentioned more than a few times here on this blog. Anyway, I was cleaning out a closet and found all of my old Inside Kung-Fu magazines, so I thought I'd share screenshots of the articles. All of the super photos came straight from…

  • Books & Writing,  Fandom

    How I sold my first book: TV Toys and Shows That Inspired Them

    When I moved to California, my goal was to become an entertainment reporter. Once I got the taste of getting paid to write, my goals shifted. I just wanted to work as a writer full-time, I didn’t care if I wrote about tuna fish or TV! I honestly can’t remember the exact order things happened in, but I know that two forces pushed me down a new road while I was working full-time as an admin at a bagel factory. I have always been a collector of TV memorabilia so I started pitching and selling articles about my collection and then about collecting in general. I wrote one-off pieces for…