Hello! My name is Chase and I’m a digital storyteller. Part of the reason is writing by hand hurts after not too long, but it’s mostly because I love the possibilities that come from sharing something in an electronic medium. I received my bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in creative writing from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013, where social media was just beginning to be part of the publication process and adblockers were considered the greatest threat to the industry. RIT has a rich history of blending art and technology, along with many unique jobs for students, so I picked up valuable skills working at a digital press, as a marketer for a Microsoft-funded gamification project, as an AV tech, and as the person who does all the little tasks that allow a library to be an organized and pleasant experience. My classes taught me to string words together into complete sentences, but also to surround them with HTML or XML tags so both humans and Google’s crawlers can find just what they need.

I’ve been seriously writing fiction since 2009. While my longstanding project is simply a manuscript that can be published with dead trees just as much as it can eInk, I’m currently developing a piece of interactive fiction that I hope I can share with the world soon! While I love video games and visual novels and want to create my own, I’m also quite aware of my limitations as both a programmer and a visual artist (and my budget to hire them, which is currently none), so this first foray will be limited in scope. The dream job has always been making a living on my creative writing, though the chances to do so as a novelist is quite slim. I love collaborating with others on creative endeavors and would be just as happy to be a writer for video games, interactive media, or multimedia experiences or worlds.

If you’d like to contact me, either with questions or to work on a project, please click on Contact Info in the main menu to find that info. Sorry for the extra steps, but I don’t want to be flooded with spam, so sometimes you have to make things a little more difficult for humans to keep the machines at bay. One of these days they’ll figure out that .xyz can be a top-level domain for an email address and I want to be as future-proof as possible.

Why .xyz?

3 reasons:

  1. It’s the last 3 letters of the English alphabet, so it’s got a sorta writer-ly feel to it
  2. It’s cheap and available. Everyone wants .com websites, there’s plenty of Chase Js out there, but I’m the only ChaseJxyz. Consistent branding across platforms is important!
  3. It reminds me of Xyz summoning and XYZ Dragon Canon from Yu-Gi-Oh! which is a series I’ve always loved and has opened the door for many of my most cherished relationships. It makes me smile, which is something that doesn’t happen a lot in marketing, and I hope it can bring you some happiness, too! Also the fact that it’s 3 reasons is ALSO a Yu-Gi-Oh! reference but who’s gonna notice that? Or even this text I love dumb easter eggs like this :).

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