Bio // History
Charles is a writer born in Stuttgart, German, raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and currently living in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to these various dwelling, additional travel has influenced his creativity in a positive way by breaking him out of his comfort zone and exposing him to different perspectives. His interest and adoration of creative fiction in different forms (comics, video games, film, etc) evolved into a desire to become an influential part of those industries on various levels. Exactly how to do so has been something he's researched and explored in his nearly ten years of writing. His passions are reflected in both his day job as well as side projects, a marriage of desires he'd only dreamed of until recently.
He has covered entertainment media with a focus on gaming, comics, Hip Hop, and film on various smaller websites in the past along with his own blogs, but took the professional leap into entertainment journalism in 2014. He's written editorials, listicles, blog posts, news updates, and more.
Charles was commissioned to write the biographies for the board members of A Looking Glass Project, an organization based out of Baltimore. He also maintained the adoption blog for The Greater Birmingham Humane Society for a short time (webpage now defunct...he promises he had nothing to do with that).
Charles's articles have appeared on Vice/Motherboard, Playboy, Pixelkin, The Koalition, ZAM, and others. Most recently, he covered emergent mixed reality technology for UploadVR while continuing to do freelance entertainment writing.
As of 2017, Charles is the News Editor for the legendary Shacknews. It's been a wonderful ride with a fantastic team and the crew is building something absolutely amazing there, so stay tuned.
Charles, along with his wonderful friend Katie aka Pikachulita, hosts the Coins 2 Continue podcast on the Blindbox Network. After having entertaining regular appearances on other podcasts and YouTube videos, the two have teamed up to deliver their own flavorful coverage of the gaming industry. You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, Soundcloud, and Google Play.
He's written short fiction for a long while, only sharing his creations since around 2007. He has gotten back to writing regularly and is pursuing opportunities related to it as well. Charles is also creating a book series on indie game development called Going Indie alongside friend and fellow writer David Jagneaux.
If you're looking for an engaging writer with his finger on the pulse of tech and gaming, clean copy, and an energetic personality -- Charles is your guy and you can follow his work on Shacknews.com. If you're looking for original and exciting fiction, he's got a few ideas there too. Check out his growing collection of Free Fiction and stay tuned for more.