Tor.com list of short fiction writers!

I am beyond thrilled when I find my name on the Tor.com list “150 ‘New’ Writers for Your Consideration.” It really is both an unexpected and special moment.

Stories, when published, feel like they have a second life, unknown to their author, at least that’s been my experience. In large part I never know who has read my work or how they’ve responded.This is one of those rare exceptions, and I can’t help but savor it!

It’s hard for any writer to find their audience. That feels especially true for short fiction. Maybe it’s something about the word … Read more

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Holy Moly–I Have a Book Cover!!!!

Illustration by Tiffany Bozic

Amazing. Incredible. The perfect piece of art. Tiffany Bozic’s “Fawn” is not only a fantastic painting, it’s also the perfect complement to my first-and-I-can’t-believe-it’s-really-happening collection Uncommon Miracles. The ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of the book is off to the printers and will soon be on its way to reviewers. The book itself (ebook and hardcover) should be released in August. Despite typing the words, it still feels like it’s happening to some other Julie in some parallel universe and concerns stories I haven’t actually read (yet). I wish that Julie could share her imagined worlds with … Read more

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“Schrödinger’s” — Interzone 274 (March/April 2018)

My story “Schrödinger’s” was published in the March/April 2018 issue of Interzone.

First Lines

A strip club doesn’t have to be female-unsettling, at least no more than anything else women go through like a step-dad with too-friendly hands, a boyfriend who calls you passable rather than pretty, or a mom who finds a way to get angry at every damn thing. That’s what Kandi and I told each other during those early days after we opened the club and started hauling in all that money.

 

Praise

Interzone #274 has arrived with some great stories. Kandi and Jenn … Read more

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