Sports writer, Author and Women’s Sports Advocate
A Little Bit About Me
I never set out to be a sports writer. I grew up in Buffalo, New York wanting to be the next Judy Blume and a bestselling author. But life had a different plan. After graduating from Randolph Macon College in 2000 with a degree in English/Creative Writing, I set off on a twisty writing journey. I spent time as a web writer for a college, a high school sports journalist for a small town weekly paper, and a copywriter at The Buffalo News. Eventually, I combined all of the skills I learned along the way, and began a career as a freelance writer — writing articles for print, taglines for advertising companies, feature profiles for a national lesbian magazine, and working on my first young adult LGBTQ fiction book.
Throughout the next decade, I published three young adult fiction books and one children’s book. My latest and first nonfiction sports book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League was released in November 2021 and is available now from Bold Type Books. I wrote it with fellow writer and friend, Britni de la Cretaz. I am currently repped by JL Stermer at Next Level Lit.
More About My Journey
In 2015, I began focusing on sports writing — primarily women athletes. I quickly realized I had a knack for writing feature profiles and columns. Since then, my work has been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications and on media sites, including Deadspin, The Ringer, ESPN/espnW, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Allure, NBC.com, The Huffington Post and more. In 2018, I was hired as a contributing sports writer for The Athletic Buffalo and appeared regularly on a Buffalo-based sports radio show.
I don’t know where this writing road will lead me next. It’s been a crazy, fun ride so far and I’m excited to see where it goes.
If you’re interested in learning more about me and my work and/or getting in touch, visit the contact page. You can also follow me on Twitter.Follow @darcangel21
Awards and Recognition
2018 Best American Sports Writing – Notable Mention
My Father, President Donald J. Trump and the Buffalo Bills
2008 Golden Crown Literary Society Award – Debut Author
The Trouble with Emily Dickinson