Hi, I’m Charley.


I’m a writer, editor, and story producer.


I find surprising narratives and tell them in print, online, in audio, and onstage. I also help people from rarely heard communities share their stories in their own voices. These days, I often write about and for kids and elders.

I regularly write for The New York Times Kids section, which comes out in print once a month. I also often freelance for publications including The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe Atlantic, The Washington Post, Pineapple Street Studios, Wildsam, McSweeney's, and Lucky Peach. I've also worked for clients including Google, Hello Sunshine, Nike, Indeed, and Quartz Creative.


I previously worked on staff as a producer at Pop-Up Magazine, an editor at Texas Monthly, a writer at WIRED, and a researcher at McSweeney's.

Here are some of my projects.