About Me

My stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Crossed Genres, Third Flatiron, Robot Cowgirl Press, the Story of the Month Club, and elsewhere. My works include the short-story collections Delicate Ministrations and Minuscule Truths, along with the novel Requies Dawn, and the novellas Liminal and When the World Ends.

I write science fiction and fantasy. When I write fantasy, it trends dark. That isn’t a marketing ploy; it’s a psychological disposition.

In my stories, I exploit the tensions between eutopias1 and dystopias. While you’ll find much of my work filed under dystopia, I don’t write for it. Some of my stories, like Liminal, shine a spotlight on the eutopian; others, like When the World Ends, on the dystopian: every story contains both.

Like Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, or Michael Chabon, my writing carries me across genres. I seek to challenge readers’ perceptions of genre—I love any tale excellently told.

Since 2014, I have been a proud member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Favorite Musicians: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, David Bowie, Johann Sebastian Bach, Tori Amos, St. Vincent, Wolf Alice.

Favorite Movies: Casablanca (1942), Rear Window (1954), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Wonder Boys (2000), Fight Club (1999), The Thing (1982), Alien (1979), The Big Lebowski (1998), Blade Runner (1982), Ex Machina (2014), Young Frankenstein (1974).

Favorite Books: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Dune by Frank Herbert, Neuromancer by William Gibson, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, Sappho by Erica Jong, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

Favorite Cities: Seattle, Washington, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA; Vancouver, B.C., Canada; San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Montréal, Québec, Canada; Québec City, Québec, Canada; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Taos, New Mexico, USA; Sydney, NSW, Australia; Melbourne, Victoria, NSW; Vienna, Vienna, Austria; London, England, UK; Munich, Bavaria, Germany; Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Stockholm, Sweden; Rome, Lazio, Italy; Venice, Veneto, Italy;  and the Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy.

Footnotes

  1. “Eutopia,” a good place, as opposed to “utopia,” a perfect place which cannot exist.