‘You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.’
–Warren Ellis

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Inside Hook | Contributing Journalist

Coming soon — Interview with Shawn Stevenson, author of Sleep Smarter

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Shawn Stevenson has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men’s Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences & host of #1 health podcast, ‘The Model Health Show.’

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NYLON | Contributing Writer

Band Crush: Meg Myers | Exclusive Premiere of Acoustic Video for ‘Lemon Eyes’

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Author profile/archives 

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Paste Magazine | Contributing Writer

Of Monsters and Men Performs Concert to Benefit MusiCares Foundation

Meg Myers’ Q&A and Incredible Live Performance of ‘Lemon Eyes’

Astropol Discusses Debut Album, Vinyl Out Today

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Incubus on Teen Years, the Deftones, and the Influence of Hans Zimmer

Skylar Grey’s Awesome New Track ‘Cannonball’ Featuring X Ambassadors

Video Premiere: ‘Easy Lover’ by Great Good Fine Ok & Panama Wedding

Cardiknox Debuts ‘On My Way’ Video ft. Vintage Fashion Runway Footage

‘Hey Wassup Hello’ More Than Just a Nicety — Billboard Proves Fetty’s Here to Stay

Premiere: ‘Future Shock’ by Narc Twain + Q&A with Tommy Siegel

Emily Vaughn is Better Off Without You

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Battle Me Q&A + Premiere of ‘Occupied’ from Third Album, Habitual Love Songs

Premiere Only: ‘Future Shock’ by Narc Twain

Author profile/archives: Writer | Contributor

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Examiner | Music Journalist

Incubus Talks Deftones, Teenage Success, and the Influence of Hans Zimmer

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Mike Einziger of Incubus at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 

X Ambassadors’ Frontman Sam Harris Talks Life, Love, and ‘Litost’

Q&A with Local Natives, West Coast’s Favorite New-Fangled Folk Band

Scarlett Johansson and Sister Shine; Present Audible’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Emily Vaughn is ‘Better Off’ Without You

Mother Nature Knows Best

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Author profile/archives

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The Huffington Post | Featured Blogger 

Indie Aussie Brothers of Atlas Genius Offer Up Fresh Dose of Melancholic Funk

Highly Suspect’s Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

*Highly Suspect nominated for two Grammys: Best Rock Song + Best Rock Album

Spotify Sensation FLETCHER Talks War Paint, Caitlyn Jenner & Importance of Being Real

Jess Glynne Talks Childhood, Her Grammy, and Amy Winehouse

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Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Jenny Packham Unveils Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection 

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Top Spotify Trio Like Swimming Releases Tiny Structures

Mainland’s Pop ‘n Rock Serves Up the Best of Both Coasts

Project Runway’s Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Scarlett Johansson Shines in Audible’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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Kate Middleton’s Go-To Designer Reveals Shakespeare-Inspired Bridal Collection

Ellen’s Biggest, Bravest Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug & Chef Boyardee

Love Drive‘s Soundtrack? ROOM8 is What You’ve Been Missing Out On

Doe Paoro to Release After, an Enlightened Reconstruction of Time and Travel

The Kickback Gears Up For Their Full-Length Debut, Sorry All Over the Place

No Pity Party Here — Melanie Martinez’s Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Chart

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Mackintosh Braun on Grey’s Anatomy, Hall & Oates, and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Brooklyn’s Fort Lean Cultivates Strange Utopia with Quiet Day

Lela Rose — From Painter to Acclaimed Designer to the Stars

Meet Skylar Stecker, Talented 13-Year-Old Singer/Songwriter with Charm and Grit

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Skylar Stecker

Bear’s Den Premieres Moving Live Performance at Amsterdam’s Melkweg

Young Guns on Touring, Thailand and Beer with Ricky Gervais

The Vanity — Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Scale the Summit — The Odyssey Begins

Author profile/archives

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The Telegraph | On the Radar

Member of Elite SEAL Six  Takes Part in ‘Rare Opportunity’ for Hostage Rescue

Meet Mr. Cubic, Your New BFF

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New Research Shows Carbs Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Author profile/archives

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The Telegraph | Music by Kruczyk

Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley Talks Owl Riffs, Moss Opera, and Kanye West

Premiere: ‘Future Shock’ by Narc Twain + Q&A with Tommy Siegel

Of Monsters and Men Performs Concert to Benefit MusiCares Foundation

Author profile/archives

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Pulptastic | Contributing Author

World’s Hottest Criminal is Released from Jail and is Now a Model

Scientists Grow Chicken Embryos with Dinosaur Legs in World First

Travel Photos Become Instantly Better with Dinosaur Toys

Shocking New Research Shows Carbs Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Dutch Inventor Creates Device for Widows to Keep Loved Ones Close

Toddlers Now Getting Tattoos (But It’s Not What You Think)

Author profile/archives

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The Guardian | Photojournalist

Photo Assignments:

Chosen as cover photo —> Healthy Places in City Spaces

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Colorful City VibesThe Endless OutdoorsNapa Valley Victor Tung Showroom

 Chinatown 1989Odds and EndsSky’s the LimitWine CountryCity Style

Victor Tung CoutureBridging the GapCalifornia Beauty The Hills are Alive

SF Street Style | Best Coast BlossomsSan Francisco Bay | The Great Outdoors

 Chinatown Street Art | Chinatown Couture Road Trippin’ | Palm of My Hand

Dim Sum in San FranFire vs. WaterFiery Skies | Mother Nature’s Spotlight

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 Up in FlamesBird’s Eye View | Cities Around the World | Autumn in the Air

 Flowers AflameSouthwestern Memories | Quiet Drives/Blue SkiesScenic Route

Calm Before the Storm | Holiday Traditions | Chinatown Wonderland | Wall Art

Wonders of the Waterwall | Food from Around the World | Winter Wonderlands

The Numbers Game | November Weather View | Music Memories | Family of Fowl

Unloved City Rivers | Alice, Y Generation | Winter in Miami | Nature’s Pathway

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Wintry Miami Morning | Bright Lights & the Best of Winter | As the World Turns

Capturing a Moment in Time | Snap Facts in Numbers | Stairway of Doom

Norway Knighted a Penguin | A Wrinkle in Time | Indoor Blossoms Miami Livin’

Bestie and the Babe | Riding in Style | Wildlife in Your Backyard | Incubus Interview

Winter at the Beach | Wildlife on Your Doorstep

Photojournalist profile/archives

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PopWrapped | Contributing Journalist

Jess Glynne Ignites Culture Room, Talks Grammys and Amy Winehouse

Personal essay available upon request

Author profile/archives

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Variance Magazine | Contributing Writer

Quirky, Charismatic Synthpop Outfit Great Good Fine OK Talks Collaborations & Tour Life

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Max Frost!

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Indietronica | Music Journalist 

Circa Waves Talk Young Chasers, Dave Grohl, and the Magical World of the Strands

Author profile/archives

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The Verge | Music Blogger

Q&A with Local Natives, West Coast’s Favorite New-Fangled Folk Band

Blogger profile/archives

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USA Today | Photojournalist

Photos available upon request and can also be viewed on social media

Contributor profile

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PR Manager + Marketing Director for Gabby Mooney

Gabby Mooney Music, G-Fit, and G-Candy Management

*Gabby Mooney landed first SXSW performance in 2016

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Local Houston Magazine | Sr. Editor + Social Media Director

Mother Nature Knows Best

Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Meet Mr. Cubic, Your New BFF | Available in print, June 2015

Young Guns on Touring, Thailand and Beer with Ricky Gervais

Local Houston Magazine Discovers the City’s Own ‘Top Chef’

Ellen’s Biggest, Bravest Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug & Chef Boyardee

Local Houston Magazine Online Feature | Girl Thing: Madeline McDonald

Project Runway’s Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

002/Local Houston Magazine | Music Issue: Behind the Scenes

Mackintosh Braun on Grey’s Anatomy, Hall & Oates, and Larry David

Jenny Packham Unveils Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection

Q&A with Jewelry Designer Mimi So

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Yellow Magazine | Contributing Writer 

Top Hip-Hop Artist in Cambodia Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

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DUMBO Magazine | Contributing Writer 

Look at Tatiana Massey

California Dreamin’ w/ Tom Erik Ryen

Articles originally featured on debut website

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PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROPSYCHOLOGY LABS | RESEARCH WORK

Clinical Neuropsychology & Neuroimaging

Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersInhibitory Control in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Journal of NeuropsychologyEvidence for Selective Inhibitory Impairment in Individuals with ASD

Family Relationships & Adolescent Development 

Psych Central: Sibling Conflicts Undermine Trust

USA Today: Bullying by Siblings Just as Damaging, Research Finds

TIME: Squabbling May Lead to Depression, Anxiety Among Teens

Yahoo News: The Psychology of Sibling Rivalry

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CONTENT WRITING VIA POETIC SYSTEMS

Truland Homes | Content Writer

Brett Eldredge to Perform at Soul Kitchen Music Hall

Owning a Home Can Reduce Debt and Increase Your Wealth

Itemizing Key in Maximizing Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Children of the World Hosts 19th Annual Chinese New Year Parade

Baldwin Country School District a Profitable Factor for Homeowners

Fairhope to Expand With New Firethorne Subdivision

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Towne Lake | Content Writer

Auschwitz Holocaust Survivor Shares Story of Hope

Cypress Symphony Features Timeless Performance

Cyprus Honky Tonk to Host Houston Blues Festival 

Community Wellness Seminar Promotes Healthy Cooking

Houston a Best Buy City for Housing Investment in 2015

Wellness Seminars Offer Tips to Improve Health and Happiness

Classic Performance Evokes Wonder in Children, Nostalgia in Parents

Discovery Green Hosts 19th Annual Texas Lunar New Year Celebration

Relay for Life Bowling Tournament to Benefit American Cancer Society

Camp Quality Presents ‘A Black Tie Affair’ to Help Children with Cancer

Houston Family Arts Center Brings Traditional Christmas Story to Life

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Newmark Homes | Content Writer

The Owen Theatre Presents Almost, Maine

Pearland Welcomes 19th Annual Winterfest

Inspiration Stage Presents ‘Run for Your Wife’

Snap Kitchen Opens New Location in The Heights 

Houston Symphony Celebrates 13th Year with Special Guest Conductor

Sugar Land’s New Year’s Eve on the Square Celebration

Fitzgerald’s Presents an Acoustic Evening with the Talented Pete Yorn

Spring Chateau Hosts Sparkle and Spurs Dinner and Dance

Black History Month Offers Opportunity to Celebrate Inspiring Leader

Historical Walking Tour Offers a Fascinating Glimpse of the Past

‘Farm to Table’ Spring Break Celebration Explores History of Food

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Legend Homes | Content Writer

Enjoy a Local Shopping Experience at Evelyn’s Park

Katy Half Marathon Right Around the Corner

Young Texas Artists Music Competition Features Bach, Beethoven, and Barbeque

A Cirque de Soleil Adventure Awaits in the Heart of Houston

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Hosts Diamonds and Ice Gala

A Traditional Christmas Performance Continues to Thrill Spectators

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Princeton Classic | Content Writer

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Benefits Youth of Texas

Spring Brings Holiday Cheer with Christmas Town Celebration

Annual Career and Education Day Offers Valuable Advice for Students

Special Father-Daughter Event Offers Fun Night of Dinner and Dancing

Crave Cupcakes Opens Third Location in The Woodlands

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Level 4 Homes | Content Writer

A Special Appearance at Woodlands Children’s Museum

Spruce Up Your Home Decor in Surprisingly Simple Ways

Exciting and Innovative Culinary Competition Visits Houston

Second Annual Home and Garden Show Features Beautiful Displays

Anniversary Concert to Take Place at The Woodlands Pavilion

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ADDITIONAL WORK

BuzzFeed | Contributor

Fetty Wap | Of Monsters & Men interviews

PsychCentral | Contributor

Personal essays available upon request

Upwork | Freelance Client

How to Build an Effective Squeeze Page

How a Landing Page Can Increase Conversions

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POETRY

Outlaw Poetry | Contributing Author

 Life: A Writer’s Purgatory

 Author profile/archives 

‘Life: A Writer’s Purgatory’ by Lauren Kruczyk

Poem featured on Festival for Poetry

According to Wild Sound Festival Review:

One of the ‘Best New Poems From Around the World’  

I Write the Blogggs | Adapted Poetry 

This Financial Workshop is Guaranteed to Work for You!

‘Stigmatize Me, Fool,’ as adapted by Timothy Torkildson

 See NY Times and Daily Herald for more info on Torkildson

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Music Director — Periscope’s ScopeDay

Social Media Stats — Contently Portfolio

Disqus Channel — Musician Interviews

Check out my main portfolio for more information about previous ventures in web development, UX design, digital marketing, copywriting, freelance writing/editing, and psychology research.

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PREVIOUS WORK

Launch Academy: Full Stack Web Developer

PayPal Inc: UX Designer + Web Developer

Poetic Systems: Digital Marketer + Content Writer

002 Magazine: Senior Editor + Social Media Director

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FUTURE PUBLICATIONS

Crain ‘If I Knew Then’

The Urban Twist

Prime Fortune

A Music Blog, Yea?

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WEBSITES

Portfolio | LinkedIn | About.Me | Contently | Branded.Me

 GitHub | Twitter | Dribbble | Gravatar | Google Plus

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NOTES

View profile and archives of published works via The Huffington Post.

LOCAL Houston Magazine is formerly known as 002houston Magazine.

Content marketing blogs contributed to Truland Homes, Towne Lake, Newmark Homes, Legend Homes, Princeton Classic Homes & Level 4 Homes while Digital Marketer at Poetic Systems.

Feel free to contact me for more information about personal essays I’ve published. Thanks!

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