Preston always loved reading and writing but became fully immersed in it during his undergraduate literature program at Bowling Green State University. While in the program, he gained experience as an intern editor for Mid-American Review and as the managing editor for Prairie Margins (the international and undergraduate literary journals housed at BGSU, respectively).
Now, Preston works as a poetry editor for Periwinkle Literary Magazine, a new digital literary journal.
Where his debut poetry chapbook, Red Rover, Red Lover, focuses on space and mythology, Preston is also largely interested in fairy tales. Inspired by the television series Once Upon a Time, his undergraduate thesis examined the theoretical archive and how the series had redefined the fairy tale, what they can and should be, and how classic fairy tale characters are archives in and of themselves.
Then, his honors thesis examined three Hans Christian Andersen tales ("The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," & "The Snow Queen") through feminist and queer lenses, ending with a modern retelling of each that worked to increase representation and intersectionality in them.
Finally, while maybe cliché, Preston loves and is inspired by his two cats, Helios (orange) and Misty Day (gray/white).