“Idle Hands” — New Haven Review (February 2017)

My novelette “Idle Hands” was published in the February 2017 issue of the New Haven Review.

First Lines

Sylvia: 1971

God or no God, Sylvia Vieira’s special day was all wrong. No mother helped Sylvia fasten her dress for her First Communion. No little sister burst into her bedroom, upending her collection of pressed flowers and carefully preserved damselfly wings, then looking falsely outraged when Sylvia complained.

 

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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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