My name handwritten with a bed of white flowers beneath.
The cover of Sissy the Helper.

Sissy the Helper

2020 Novella

A family accidentally lets a goblin housekeeper into their home.

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Little Riddle

2019 Riddles

A small collection of riddles for you to solve.

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Troll Witch

2019 Short Story

A young girl ventures into a dangerous and magical forest where she encounters a fearsome troll witch.

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Soggy Bottoms

2018 Podcast

Carissa Fish and Kris Shamloo discuss season four of the Great British Baking Show. There are a lot of puns.

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Daily Story

2017 Podcast

A short story every day, for one hundred days. Stories of various flavors, shapes, and sizes. Let's get lost together.

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It's a Sham

2016 Podcast

Cousins Kris and Nina sit down to discuss the meaning of life, the pursuit of happiness, but end up talking about sandwiches.

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Fire Prince

2012 Novel

The story of Andin, the Fire Prince, who sets out on an adventure through the elemental planes, exploring the realm and fighting evil as he goes.

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Black Tie

2011 Novel

A man wakes up in a mysterious desert at the center of which lies the great obelisk. Within the obelisk lies the secret to his imprisonment.

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2010 Short Story

This room is your home. You've known nothing else but you know everything else.

A picture of me.


Software Engineer at Apple


"The ultimate test of whether I understand something is if I can explain it to a computer. I can say something to you and you’ll nod your head, but I’m not sure that I explained it well. But the computer doesn’t nod its head. It repeats back exactly what I tell it. In most of life, you can bluff, but not with computers."

- Donald Knuth
"Discipline means taking the hard road - the uphill road. To do what is right. For you and others. So often, the easy path calls us: to be weak for that moment. To break down another time. To give in to desire and short-term gratification.

Discipline will not allow that."

- Jocko Willink
"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough — it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing."

- Steve Jobs
"It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

- Winston Churchill

- Sparta to Philip II of Macedon
"Butt is legs."

- Hank Green
"Love you more."

- My mom
"Never stop thinking."

- My dad
"Shab be kheir."

- My stepmom