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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, no longer available online).


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


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

“A Dark Place,” Fictionvale (December 2014) (now available through Curious Fictions).


“One for Every Year,” Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (March 2015) (now available through Curious Fictions).

“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).

“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) (now available through Curious Fictions).

“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) (now available through Curious Fictions)

“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,” reprinted in Goddesses of the Sea (Fantasia Divinity Magazine) (February 2018).

To Make Haste,” podcast at The Overcast (February 2018).

There are Still Dragons in London, Saint George,” Liquid Imagination (February 2018).

Tarnish,” reprinted in Mirror Dance (March 2018).

“The Glorious Dead,” reprinted in Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2018).

“Happily Never After,” The Colored Lens (July 2018). (online here)

“Parcel Post,” Frostfire Worlds (August 2018).

“The Cobbler’s Daughter,” MYTHIC Mag (Summer 2018).

“Justice is Blind,” reprinted in The Society of Misfit Stories Presents … Volume 2 (September 2018).

“At Least No One Else Will Suffer,” Factor Four Magazine (October 2018).

“Nochnaya Serenada,” Wild Musette (October 2018).

“The Marvelous Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, vol. 5 (December 2018).


Coffin Coffee Table,” The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (March 2019).

Brick-Red Love,” The Arcanist (April 2019). Also available in The Arcanist: Year Two.

“Princess Last Picked,” Swords, Sorcery, and Self-Rescuing Damsels (April 2019).

“Safe Haven,” Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove (May 2019).

I Believe,” The Future Fire (May 2019).

“All That Transpires Under the Night Sky,” Bargains (May 2019).

One-Tenth,” Eastern Iowa Review (June 2019).

Hashtag TPE,” Broken Eye Books Patreon/It Came from Miskatonic University (July 2019).


“Earworm,” to be published in Space Opera Libretti (forthcoming, autumn 2019).

“Despite All My Rage,” to be published in A Punk Rock Future (forthcoming, October 2019).

“Definitely Not Haunted,” to be published in The Macabre Museum (forthcoming, October 2019).

“Fixer-Upper,” to be published in Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, vol. 6 (forthcoming, December 2019).

“Follow My Lead,” to be published in Truancy (forthcoming, December 2019).

“The Gift,” to be published in The Bronzeville Bee (forthcoming, December 2019).

“The Sky Rock,” to be podcast at The Centropic Oracle (forthcoming, 2019).

“Nochnaya Serenada,” to be reprinted in Curiosities (forthcoming, 2019).

“The stars fall” and “Fire burning inside” (haikus), to be published in Frozen Wavelets (forthcoming, 2019).


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) (also available by subscription at Channillo)

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, December 2017)

Denizens of Distant Realms, a collection of secondary world fantasy stories, including “A Dark Place” (reprint), “We Have Not Always Been Small,” “Stormbringer,” “Dry Spell,” “The Cobbler’s Daughter” (reprint), and “Catch” (DefCon One Publishing, August 2019)


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) (exclusively 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, February 2018)


Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering (Book One in the Brass and Glass series) (steampunk) (originally published by Razorgirl Press, April 2017; reprinted by DefCon One Publishing, August 2019)

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map (Book Two in the Brass and Glass series) (steampunk) (originally published by Razorgirl Press, May 2018; reprinted by DefCon One Publishing, August 2019)

Brass and Glass 3: The Boiling Sea (Book Three in the Brass and Glass series) (steampunk) (forthcoming from DefCon One Publishing, October 2019)


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)

Co-Editor, Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders (DefCon One Publishing, October 2018)

Co-Editor, I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances (forthcoming, DefCon One Publishing, October 2019)

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