Writer, producer, fangirl. Married to poet-programmer Nick Montfort. Partner in Chaotic Good Studios, a franchise-focused content company. Formerly of The Alchemists Transmedia Storytelling Co. (Very) occasionally teaches classes at MIT.

Past locations: Lincoln, NE; Sacramento, CA; Portland, OR. Current locations: Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY. Specifically, often sighted at Babycastles.



The podcast by, for, and about fandom. Released twice monthly. Co-hosted with Elizabeth Minkel.

Just For The Cameras
The first draft of an experimental novel about One Direction (yes, the boyband). In progress.

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. Co-producer and co-writer.

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. Transmedia producer (first three seasons).

A collaborative, transformative work of fiction based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter alternate universe, featuring both regular authors and special guests. It recently came to a conclusion after seven successful years.

The Hellhound of the Rockefellers
A Sleepy Hollow & Elementary crossover novella written for Yuletide 2013.

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

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

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

“Red Room”
A choose-your-own-adventure style story in the Undum framework written 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”
Master's thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Henry Jenkins.

The Sonnet Project
All of Shakespeare's sonnets, read aloud on video. The first complete audio-visual presentation of Shakespeare's sonnets that has ever been made freely available.

A pervasive game based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo for which Flourish served as co-game master, co-designer and lead writer. It took place 18-24 January 2010 at MIT. For the endgame, she 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”
Undergraduate thesis at Reed College. Advisors: Ken Brashier and Steve Wasserman.

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

Trivia, &c.

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