I am a writer & producer of transmedia stories, & a longtime fangirl. I'm Chief Participation Officer & a partner at The Alchemists, I'm Associate Transmedia Producer on East Los High, I've run fanfiction websites & fan conventions, & I sometimes teach classes at MIT. I'm also interested in electronic literature, especially visual novels and interactive fiction. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with my husband Nick Montfort. If you find it useful, you may download a high-res photo of me.


Recently, I've been working on East Los High. Season 2 is airing right now!

I also recently moved into space at WorkBar Cambridge. Come visit me sometime!

Things I've Worked On, Made or Written

Transcendence: Origins
A prequel story-app to Transcendence, featuring Kate Mara and Xander Berkeley reprising their roles from the film. A branching narrative yoked to a puzzle game where players must decide whether to support the anti-technology RIFT or support the Living Machines Lab as it strives to achieve the Singularity.

East Los High
A teen telenovela airing on HULU. In addition to being a super-dramatic story and the first-ever English language television show with an all-Latino cast, it features pro-social messages about positive romantic relationships and sexual health.

Alternity
A collaborative, transformative work of fiction based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter alternate universe, featuring both regular authors and special guests. It is currently in its sixth of seven planned years.

The Hellhound of the Rockefellers
I wrote this Sleepy Hollow & Elementary crossover novella for Yuletide 2013.

“Out Of The Night”
I created this kinetic novel in Ren'Py for Yuletide 2012. It takes place in the Twin Peaks universe.

Muggle Studies
I designed, wrote and programmed this text adventure as an attempt at seriously critiquing the morality of the Harry Potter universe. Released 31 March 2012.

Ascendio 2012
I was Minister of Magic (lead organizer) for this Harry Potter fan conference, held in 2012.

“Red Room”
I wrote this choose-your-own-adventure style story in the Undum framework for Yuletide 2011. It takes place in the Twin Peaks universe.

“The Life and Death of Patroclus Son of Menoetius”
A translation of selections from Homer's Iliad. Part of the HiLobrow EPIC WINS series.

“Fred and George”
A remix of Nick Montfort's landscape poetry generator “Taroko Gorge,” with a Harry Potter incest twist.

“Laugh Out Loud In Real Life: Twilight, Women's Humor, and Fan Identity”
My master's thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Henry Jenkins.

The Sonnet Project
All of Shakespeare's sonnets, read aloud on video. As far as I am aware, they are the first complete audio-visual presentation of Shakespeare's sonnets that has ever been made freely available.

Civilité
I served as co-game designer, co-game master and lead writer for this pervasive game based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo. It took place 18-24 January 2010 at MIT. For the endgame, I wrote a short story based on in-game events in less than 24 hours.

Various other fan fictions
Accessible at The Archive of Our Own. Short (and long) stories based on source texts such as Sleepy Hollow, Elementary, The Count of Monte Cristo, Miss Madelyn Mack, the Lord Peter Wimsey series, Harry Potter and The Vorkosigan Saga.

“‘I Type the Amens and Think the Rest’: An Ethnographic Look at Religion in Virtual Reality”
My undergraduate thesis at Reed College. Advisors: Ken Brashier and Steve Wasserman.

Nimbus 2003
I served as web chair for this Harry Potter fan conference.

Trivia, &c.

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