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(this web-site was last updated January 24, 2015)

NYT Best Seller Doctor Who KistlerHi! My book Doctor Who: A History (Lyons Press) made the NY Times Best Seller List for Non-Fiction E-Books on December 28, 2014. It ranked Number 10 in the Top 10! How fun is that? And it’s because of you folks out there. Thank you so much for your support. If you’d like a copy yourself, you can find it on Amazon, Audible.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores.

If you’re new to my work, welcome! I’m an author and actor who jumps between Los Angeles and NYC. I’m a freelance writer who contribute to different geek news sites, such as  TheMarySue.com, NerdApprovedWired.com, CBR, and MTV Splashpage. I sometimes work as a geek consultant to video games, books, movies and comics. I’m a comic book and pop culture historian who knows a lot about American superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes and other geeky topics. I am a host for the YouTube channel THINK About The INK, which talks about comic books, comic book-based TV shows, and other geeky things.

In classrooms and at convention panels, I regularly speak about superhero stories as morality plays, feminism in pop culture, the evolution of vampire fiction, the many ways to handle time travel in storytelling, and minority and LGBTQ representation in media. With friends who are psychologists, I’ve also spoken about how superhero and sci-fi stories can speak about human resiliency and growth after trauma.

I enjoy introducing people to good stories and characters. Fiction is meant to be shared and it’s silly to act elitist about it. I think Isaac Asimov should be taught in schools, I’m determined to find a way to visit Gallifrey, Krypton and Paradise Island, and I think there is room enough in fiction for there to be fun, all-ages stories as well as dark, gritty tales.

Take a look around. You’re never too old to get into new areas of fun. Stay geeky.

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