Forthcoming Short Fiction
“Whole Bodies Are Never Left Behind.” Black Static 82/83.
Latest Short Fiction Publication
“We Girls: Stories of Driesch 4”
Read on the Vernacular Books website or Purchase ebook: Amazon
One in a set of interconnected stories set in the city of Driesch. In this cyberpunk-ish city, consciousness is a commodity. And the self is an augmented, fractured creation.
The people of the city of Driesch are no different from other human beings. From their genesis, the personal memories of Driesch’s residents are tangled with sensory events: that first acrid scent of smoke as it rises from the factory’s soot-stained chimney is inexorably tied to the feel of your sweaty palm pressed to his—the two of you linked—as you listen to your Auntie’s quiet sobs. How could it be otherwise? Whether a Glassed mind, purely organic, or something in between, consciousness is a sensory experience. Loss and chemical smoke forever entangled. At least, until that particular snarl of personal memory and sensory input is excised, altered, intertwined with something new.
“Careful,” the man says. “Adjustment in progress.”
The Rampant: A Lambda Award Finalist
The Rampant (Aquaduct Press), my dark fantasy novella, was a 2020 Lambda Literary Award finalist.
What others are saying
“Equal parts playful and heartbreaking, this apocalyptic novella offers one-of-a-kind answers about the end of the world…This clever and surprisingly fun take on the rapture is the perfect theological horror story.”
— Publishers Weekly
Editing & Publishing
Dreams for a Broken World (Dreams 2)
Release Date: November 1, 2022.
"This anthology offers seriously admirable work. Highly recommended.” -- Lightspeed Magazine "24 impressive stories of healing and rebuilding...These hopeful stories offer something for any speculative fiction reader." --Publishers Weekly
Series Editor: Julie C. Day
Guest Editor: Ellen Meeropol
All proceeds go directly to the Rosenberg Fund for Children.