Hello, Ryan Chapman here. I’m the Managing Director of Marketing and Digital Projects at BOMB Magazine. Before that I worked for The Penguin Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

I’ve written for GQ.com, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed, and an Australian teen magazine. My book Conversation Sparks is published by the good people at Chronicle Books. (It’s adapted from my Tumblr, a two-time Webby Awards finalist.) Experiencing awkward pauses with friends and first dates? This book will help. Get a copy at your local indie bookstore.

I also host the infrequent literary trivia night “Nerd Jeopardy!” and, with Jason Diamond, a roving media party called The Mingle.

I’ve spoken on panels, served on boards, and organized events for the Brooklyn Book Festival, BookExpo America, the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference, and the Texas Book Festival.