Welcome to worlds of steampunk robots, cannibalistic mermaids, feral appliances, elderly space pirates, intelligent parasitic wasps, flying pigs, clockwork fairies, rebellious manticores, and more.
I'm a Pacific Northwest-based writer with over 200 fiction publications in places such as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, and Tor.com. I've published multiple story collections as well as a novel (with the sequel forthcoming next year), and several nonfiction works, including a book on social media presence for writers and a cookbook.
I’m primarily a writer of fantasy and science fiction, although I do some editing work (the most recent example is guest-editing the Women Destroy Fantasy issue of Fantasy Magazine.) I came through the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2005, where I studied with Octavia Butler, Andy Duncan, L. Timmel DuChamp, Connie Willis, Gordon Van Gelder, and Michael Swanwick. I’ve also got an MA in Writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, where I studied with John Barth and Stephen Dixon.