Book Contract Signed!

It’s official. And now I can be officially thrilled, rather than that unofficially thrilled stance I’ve had to take for the last few months. I’ve just signed with PS Publishing for my first short story collection, Uncommon Miracles.

(Pausing here for a quick “Oh my God! This is amazing! It feels like a crazy dream. Also–don’t wake me up!)

It’s scheduled for release later this year. Yes, that means 2017.

The collection contains eighteen stories, many previously published in fantasy magazines, horror anthologies, or literary journals. Laura Page in The Review Review praised my work as “startling and elegant,” … Read more

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Novelette “Idle Hands” in the Latest New Haven Review!

“Idle Hands” is the reason I love damselflies, dragonflies, and the Azores, at least from afar. It all started with one isolated species of damselfly found on the Azores Archipelago. Ischnura hastata has been found to reproduce parthenogenetically, that is without males. This fact, along with some beautiful images of the islands themselves, somehow inspired  a generational story about mothers, daughters, the multiverse, and a family’s unusual addiction.

It took “Idle Hands” a few years to find its way to both final draft and a welcoming home. I couldn’t be more thrilled with where it landed. The New Haven Review … Read more

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“Everyone Gets a Happy Ending” — Interzone 268 (January 2017)

My story “Everyone Gets a Happy Ending” was published in the January/February 2017 issue of Interzone.

First Lines

“Baby bunnies,” Steph says, “herald the apocalypse. Kendra, you know that, right?”

“Painful truth,” I reply, even as I luxuriate in the soft fur pressing against my arms. The heat is oppressive. Sweat soaks the back of my shirt, drips from the fine hairs at the nape of my neck. It’s dusk in southwest Arizona and Steph and I are far from home. Spring is supposed to mean daffodils and tender shoots of Chemlawned grass. Instead, the Arizona air pulls the … Read more

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