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Publications: Fiction

My publications include both fiction and non-fiction. For my non-fiction writing, please click here.

Short Fiction:


“The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” Crossed Genres Magazine 16 (Steampunk) (March 2010).

“Daddy’s Little Girl,” Cobalt City Timeslip (Timid Pirate Publishing, October 2010).

“Green Lung,” published on Associated Content/Yahoo! Voices (October 2010, no longer available online).


“The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” republished on Nevermet Press (April 2011). Also included in Stories in the Ether, Issue 1 (for e-readers) from Nevermet Press.

“Unexpected Sparx,” Cobalt City Dark Carnival (Timid Pirate Publishing, November 2011). (An audio/video version of me reading this story can be found at Girl Cooties.)

“Carnival Heart” (collaboration with Nathan Crowder, Eric Scott de Bie, Rosemary Jones, and Jeremy Zimmerman), Cobalt City Dark Carnival (Timid Pirate Publishing, November 2011).


“The Devil’s Toybox,” Bat Terrier (June 2012, no longer available online).

“Donning the Helm,” In Situ (Dagan Books, July 2012).

Bringing Light to the World,” Fickle Muses (September 2012).


“Fortissimo Possibile,” Oomph! (Crossed Genres Publications, October 2013).


“Veli tis Artemidos,” The Big Adios (September 2014).

“A Dark Place,” Fictionvale (December 2014, no longer available online).


“One for Every Year,” Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (March 2015).

“Vodyanoi,” Beyond Science Fiction (May 2015).

“Miasma,” NonBinary Review (June 2015).

“Veli tis Artemidos,” reprinted in Beyond Science Fiction (September 2015).

“Terpsichore,” EGM Shorts (November 2015).


“Origin Story,” Black Girls Magic Lit Mag (January 2016).

“Vodyanoi,” reprinted in Outposts of Beyond (April 2016).

“Salt in Our Veins,” Fae Visions of the Mediterranean (The Future Fire, May 2016).

Donning the Helm,” reprinted at 87 Bedford (May 2016) (audio version available here).

“A Dark Place,” reprinted in Disturbed Digest (June 2016).

Miasma,” reprinted in Liquid Imagination (August 2016).

“Army of Me,” Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology (Cantina Press) (October 2016).

“Nochevieja,” Cobalt City Christmas 2: Christmas Harder (November 2016). (An audio/video version of me reading this story can be found at Girl Cooties.)

One for Every Year,” reprinted at Digital Fiction Pub (December 2016).

“The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” reprinted in 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide (Dreaming Robot Press) (December 2016).


“Justice is Blind,” published as part of Bards and Sages Publications’ Society of Misfit Stories series (April 2017).

“The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” audio version at Gallery of Curiosities (May 2017).

One for Every Year,” podcast at The Centropic Oracle (July 2017).

“Bringing Light to the World,” reprinted in Frostfire Worlds (August 2017).

“Miasma,” reprinted in 2017 Write Well Award anthology (Silver Pen) (September 2017).

“Interlude C: Obstacles and Opportunities,” Write Like You’re Alive 2017 (Zoetic Press) (October 2017)

“The Glorious Dead,” reprinted in The Misbehaving Dead (A Murder of Storytellers) (October 2017).

“Terpsichore,” podcast at Manawaker Studios (November 2017).

“Far From Home,” 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide (Dreaming Robot Press) (December 2017).


“Salt in Our Veins,” to be reprinted in Goddesses of the Sea (Fantasia Divinity Magazine) (forthcoming).

“Tarnish,” to be reprinted in Mirror Dance (forthcoming, Spring 2018).

“To Make Haste,” to be podcast at The Overcast (forthcoming).

“Parcel Post,” to be published in Frostfire Worlds (forthcoming, August 2018).


Sparx and Arrows, a collection of Cobalt City stories, including “Daddy’s Little Girl” (reprint), “Unexpected Sparx” (reprint), “Red Scare,” “Big in Japan,” and “Blast from the Past” (DefCon One Publishing, December 2015) (also available by subscription at Channillo)

Unfixed Timelines, a collection of alternate history stories, including “Donning the Helm” (reprint), “Veli tis Artimedos” (reprint), “Salt In Our Veins (reprint), “The Glorious Dead,” and “Tarnish,” paired with brief essays on the real history of the settings (DefCon One Publishing, June 2017)

Volatile Figments, a collection of dark contemporary fantasy stories, including “Miasma” (reprint), “Spirit Week,” “Terpsichore” (reprint), “After School Special,” “One for Every Year” (reprint), and “Justice is Blind” (reprint) (DefCon One Publishing, October 2017)

Heroes of Necessity, a collection of super hero stories, including “Army of Me” (reprint), “Origin Story” (reprint), “Drink Me,” and “Fortissimo Possibile” (reprint) (DefCon One Publishing, forthcoming December 2017)


The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby (middle reader steampunk mystery) (DefCon One Publishing, July 2016)

Camp Haunt (serial epistolary YA horror) (released three times a week in 2016) (available by subscription at Channillo)

Cross & Circle (contemporary fantasy) (DefCon One Publishing, August 2017) (also available by subscription at Channillo)

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse (experimental post-apocalyptic) (DefCon One Publishing, forthcoming February 2018)


Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering (Book One in the Brass and Glass series) (steampunk) (Razorgirl Press, April 2017)


Co-Editor, Mad Scientist Journal, June 2012-present

Co-Editor, That Ain’t Right: Historical Accounts from the Miskatonic Valley (DefCon One Publishing, August 2014)

Co-Editor, Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse (DefCon One Publishing, September 2015)

Co-Editor, Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures (DefCon One Publishing, October 2016)

Co-Editor, Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures (DefCon One Publishing, September 2017)

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