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I'm a science fiction and fantasy author who loves dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.
My stories appear places including Tor.com, Escape Pod, and Odyssey Magazine.
New! Go to Goodreads to win an advance copy of my novella, The Unkindness of Ravens, a story of trickster gods, favors owed, and a royal heir desperate to protect his House from a plague-driven war. Giveaway runs May 1st - June 15th, 2018 at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/273411-the-unkindness-of-ravens.
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What's New for 2018?
ETA June 21, 2018
"Taxonomy," (reprint) will appear in Changelings and Fairy Rings, an anthology of tiny fairy tales.
ETA Early/Middle 2018
"Ekaterina and the Firebird," (reprint) will appear in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Iridium Zine, which publishes intersectional genre fiction with a focus on QUILTBAG+ characters.
Only a thin sickle moon hung in the sky, but the apple orchard was lit as if by a golden harvest moon. Ahead of her, dancing fire flitted through the trees, illuminating the last hanging remnants of the apple harvest.
ETA Nov 2018
"Overwintering Habits of the North American River Mermaid," will appear in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of F&SF, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Publication Date TBD, likely 2018
"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.
All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.
4th Street Fantasy Convention