It All Started in A Driveway
The first thing I ever wrote was about a seagull. I guess I saw a seagull flying around in the sky while I was standing in the driveway of my home in Southern California at the age of ten and got all inspired or something. I saw the seagull, went into my room, and wrote a poem about it. And I've been writing poems about seagulls ever since!
No I haven't.
In the late '90s I got my start writing for a string of local papers in suburban Illinois covering hot topics like new tanning salons and baby beauty pageant winners. I went on to freelance for a few publications in Chicago such as The Chicago Reader, New City, and Time Out Chicago. At some point I moved to New York and landed the position of Music Editor for Bust Magazine, and later, for VICE Magazine. Alongside those I have also written for Greatist as an advice columnist and frequent contributor, Maxim as a daily Music News Writer, The Lineup as Editor in Chief, and a variety of other sites and publications including Vulture, The Hairpin, Thought Catalog, NY Magazine, Vanity Fair, NY Post, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Consequence of Sound, Business Insider, Mic, and Rolling Stone. You can also find my short fiction stories on a site I run called Daily Anne Rice, which has very little, if nothing, to do with Anne Rice.