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Going to Foolscap!

| February 6, 2020

This weekend, I’ll be at Foolscap in Seattle! Foolscap is a very small convention with lots of folks who are interested in books and crafts and all sorts of other cool things, and it runs February 7-9. I’m on a panel about Publishing in the Digital Age on Friday evening. On Saturday, I’ll be interviewing […]

“Superstitions” and “Follow My Lead” Now Out!

| January 30, 2020

I’ve got two new stories out recently! “Superstitions” is the story of a girl, her sailing ship, and her unconventional crew, and it’s published at Theme of Absence. It’s under 1,000 words, so it’s a very quick read. The magazine also did an interview with me, which you can find here! (The interview is longer.) Also, […]

“Muss” available in Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns

| January 23, 2020

I’ve got a new story out in Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns from TANSTAAFL Press. TANSTAAFL Press is local to the Seattle area, and I’ve interacted with their editor frequently at local events. This is their first high fantasy anthology, and I’m happy to be a part of it. “Muss” was one of my Drawlloween stories from […]

Two New Poems Out!

| January 21, 2020

I have two new poems out this past week! “Play with Us,” a poem that tells the story of interspecies interaction in connection with a sport, is at Eye to the Telescope. This was one of the poems I write during August of this past year, as part of Write Like You’re Alive 2019. “Motes and […]

“Earworm” out in Space Opera Libretti!

| January 14, 2020

Coming out in the last minute of 2019 means that it took me a little while to have the space to post about it, but my story, “Earworm” is now out in Space Opera Libretti, an anthology that involves both space and opera! Back when I announced the sale of this story, I mentioned that it […]

Four Poems Out in the Write Like You’re Alive 2019 Anthology!

| January 7, 2020

The Write Like You’re Alive 2019 anthology is out now from Tangent Press, including four of the poems I wrote during the month of August! My contributions are “For My Sisters, A Bequest,” “Tiny Tornadoes,” “Secret Gladiolus,” and “The Final Winter.” They’re a mix of fantasy and post-apocalyptic poetry. They’re joined in the anthology with work […]

Out Now: “A Pale Imitation”

| December 19, 2019

I’ve got a second new story out recently: “A Pale Imitation” is included in The Twofer Compendium, an anthology of stories about twins. There are 36 stories on that theme included in the anthology, which sounds like a great read! The twins in my story are Soledad and Marisol Lopez, the twin sisters who double […]

“Fixer-Upper” now out! (Plus a haiku!)

| December 17, 2019

My latest story in the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide series of anthologies is out now. This year, I’ve got another sci-fi story in the anthology, called “Fixer-Upper.” It’s a post-apocalyptic story about sisters trying to follow their dreams. In spite of the post-apocalyptic setting, it’s a fairly upbeat story with people making the best out of […]

“A Sixteen-Step Plan to Supervillainy” out now!

| December 10, 2019

My flash fiction piece, “A Sixteen-Step Plan to Supervillainy,” is now out from Flash Fiction Magazine! And though it may not be entirely apparent if you read this story alone, this story is Cobalt City adjacent! I came up with the character of Gray Dawn thanks to online friends and a cool pair of leggings […]

A Story and a Poem

| December 5, 2019

I have both a story reprint and a new poem out recently! The story is “Far from Home,” which appears in the November 2019 issue of Frostfire Worlds. This one is available only in print. The poem is “Radiance and Obscurity (A Paradelle),” which appears in the November 2019 issue of Liquid Imagination. This one is one […]