Alyssa is a writer.
She was a watchdog reporter for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bristol Herald Courier, where she won awards from the Virginia and Tennessee Press Associations. As a freelancer in San Francisco, she wrote for USA Today, Popular Science, SF Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Motherboard, and more.
Notable interviews include former Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, New York Times bestseller D. Watkins, and Cave Canem fellow Arisa White.
Alyssa's prose has appeared in Hobart, The East Bay Review, SF Examiner, and 805 Lit, among others. She was chosen as a spring 2016 resident of the Lemon Tree House in Tuscany, was a finalist for the 2017 Bitch Media Fellowship, and a finalist for the 2018 Paper Nautilus Debut Series Chapbook Contest. She has also been chosen for several reading series, including Why There Are Words, The Basement Series, Inner Loop Lit, and LitCrawl.
Alyssa is available for copywriting work and research on a contract basis. She has written eBooks, whitepapers, messaging, blog posts, social media posts, and press releases for a variety of clients, mostly in tech and finance. Her ghostwriting has appeared on VentureBeat, Forbes, Fast Company, and others. Get in touch for rates and samples.
undercover in bristol (bristol herald courier)
INDEMNIFIED: HOW POLICE ARE PROTECTED FROM CIVIL LIABILITY (BRISTOL HERALD COURIER)
Policing the police (BRISTOL HERALD COURIER)
SURVIVING ROGER KEITH COLEMAN (BRISTOL HERALD COURIER)
NASA needs to harness the genius of crowds (Popular Science)
Graphic on worldwide displacement (based on UNHCR data)
Visualization of federally approved wiretaps (based on 2016 Wiretap Report)
Map of alcohol sales relative to population in Virginia (based on ABC data via FOIA)
Interactive map of ADA lawsuits in Virginia (based on court records)
Opinion: Blue staters, we aren't off the hook when it comes to racism (The Bold Italic)
fool's paradise (hobart)
spring / break (rabid oak)
boredom is a luxury (fearsome critters)
this wasn't supposed to be a space opera (forthcoming in the wire's dream)
mixed emojis (805 lit)
trump as president; woman as object (sf examiner)
the worst kind of validation (sf weekly)
What my compulsion to write actually means (luna luna magazine)
A new writer makes a New Year's resolution (sf examiner)