Clips

My first book, LADY KILLERS: Deadly Women Throughout History (Harper Perennial, 2017) is available now wherever books are sold.

Old-School Show-Offs is my column at the Awl exploring forgotten memoirs written by rakish individuals. Here's the first installment, on the 17th-century "lieutenant nun" Catalina de Erauso. Here's the second installment, on the father-avenging gunslinger Frank Eaton. Here's the third installment, on a bold turn-of-the-century dame called the "greatest living woman thief" by the newspapers. Here's the fourth, on the loneliness of the female nihilist

Damned Souls and How to Write About Them is my column for Medium's subscription-only vertical. There are four parts live right now: 1) on religion + murder, 2) on grumpy women + murder, 3) on the bystander effect + all of us, 4) on sexualizing murderesses.

For Vice, I've written about crushed artistic dreamspeople who call themselves "multiples,"Johnny Depp Impersonators, people who wish they were blind, and boring EDM festivals. I also wrote an article about a model who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome that went viral.

For GOOD, I've written about emotional labor and profiled the astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz.

For Salon, I've written about the loneliest thread on the internet and Robin Williams' secret life as a video gamer.

For Jezebel, I've written about the serial killers Mary Ann Cotton and Tillie Klimek.

For the Hairpin, I've written about the serial killers Erzsebet Bathory and The Marquise de Brinvilliers.

My writing has been featured on Longform three times, but I'm always gunning for a fourth.