Welcome, writer friends! If you’re curious about who we are, read on. We’re sharing our backgrounds and fun facts about ourselves.
Meet Travis (he/him)
I’ve been reading, writing, and loving stories since I was a little kid, and I’m looking forward to continuing to do so all my life. It took me a long time to decide where I wanted to end up professionally. Starting college it was this nebulous “I’m going to be a writer.” After a couple of years, I decided editing is what I wanted to make a career out of, though I still maintain the dream of a career as a published author. To that end, I continue to write!
I’m a big fan of genre fiction, what I refer to in not-at-all-biased terms as “the fun stuff.” Sci-fi and fantasy are my drug and imagination fuel, and almost every story I’ve conceived sits firmly in one of those two camps.
Outside of reading and writing, I gustily consume awesome fiction through a number of other mediums. I love video games, tabletop RPGs, and movies, and I’m known to friends for being fairly easy to please (you’ll never convince me that The Phantom Menace was a bad movie!), and I get a huge kick out of seeing places decorated with genre and fan art.
What can you expect from me on Wit & Travesty? I have always felt that the internet’s truest purpose is connecting people and letting ideas grow, so wherever I go on the web I go to discuss and engage. Of course, that’s got to start somewhere, so I will certainly be sharing things that have engaged me and got me thinking or excited.
I hope you’ll respond and bring your friend and fellow fans into discussions about new movies, stories, and challenges in writing and analyses of how these things are presented. Looking forward to getting to know you!
I can be found elsewhere on the web at:
Meet Whitney (she/her)
Hey, friends! I’ve been an editor for 7+ years and a writer for what feels like a lifetime. I wrote the Destiny Seeker duology and I’m furiously working on new projects. In the meantime, I’m working with authors as an editor for New Degree Press and a freelance editor here.
My top writing strength and joy is dialog. I’m a firm believer in crafting a good conversation so the readers can get to know my characters—and they can learn something about themselves. As for editing, I’m really good at developmental editing. This is the part where authors really worry about whether their story is worth publishing—I enjoy being that first encouraging voice to help authors know what to keep and what to refine.
Beyond writing and editing, I’m pretty passionate about cosplay, cross stitching, comic books, weight lifting, PokemonGo, and nerdy fashion. You can also support my new Esty shop, YassStitch!
I know that social media is just a highlight reel but I love using Instagram to be as honest and transparent about all taboo things as possible.
Writing can be such an emotional experience. As a recovering perfectionist, I have a few things to say about writing joyfully rather than guiltily. I also have a lot of thoughts about building a more inclusive, creative writing community. I wax poetic through blog posts, social media, our newsletter, and in person if you let me!
Let’s be internet friends! You can find me here: