I have published in a wide variety of magazines, journals, and anthologies such as Black Static, The Dark, Split Lip Magazine, Podcastle, Interzone, and the Cincinnati Review. My weird, dark fantasy novella, THE RAMPANT, released in 2019 by Aqueduct Press, is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. My genre-bending debut collection, UNCOMMON MIRACLES, released by PS Publishing in 2018, contains some of my most beloved work.
I’m also the Editor-in-Chief of the charity anthology WEIRD DREAM SOCIETY , released on May 26th. All proceeds will go to RAICES. RAICES is a nonprofit education and legal services organization that envisions a compassionate society where all people have the right to migrate, and human rights are guaranteed.
I like standing desks, dark, almost-bitter chocolate, and friends I can’t remember living without. I have the same short hair I wore as a girl and the same brown-hazel eyes as my brother, my mother, and my youngest child, though only my mother’s eyelashes are as short as mine.
This is also me. I was born in the North of England but moved to Indiana when I was six. I now live in a small town in New England with my family and a menagerie of variously sized animals. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from USM’s Stonecoast program and a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Some days I work as an IT Business Analyst, trying to place words around what will eventually become bits of compiled code. Computer people are fascinating. They build these amazing virtual frameworks, like the one I’m using to publish these words. They understand when you get awkward and “babbley” and wander from the seemingly obvious path.
When not translating technical ideas into words, much of my attention is taken up with my own darkly weird fictions and the people I love. If you want to hear me speak, I hope you read my stories. If you want to hear my voice, feel free to listen to my podcasting adventures as a reader for the Small Beer Press Podcast, StarShipSofa, and various other audio magazines.
There are also a few interviews, essays, & readings floating out there in the ether…
Interview by Vernacular Books: Among other things, I discuss my story “Speculative Execution” part of Vernacular Book’s anthology The Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories
The Outer Dark: I join Anya Martin for an episode dedicated to the Weird Dream Society charity anthology. The episode includes an interview with Julie ( 0:00:47 — 0:25:57) along with 7 author readings from the book.
If This Goes On (Don’t Panic): I join the If This Goes On team to discuss strange fiction and the charity anthology Weird Dream Society. [35:00 onward].
Reckoning Press: interviews the Weird Dream Society anthology team: Julie C. Day, Carina Bissett, Chip Houser, Steve Toase.
Interview by Angela Slater: In which I discuss The Rampant, The Weird Dream Society, and my writerly origin story.
Interview by Sarah Read: Plus a Review of The Rampant.
Embracing Failure: Guest post on the writing process.
Lean Into Your Strengths: Essay on my writing process and the research I did when writing The Rampant.
Reading with Victor LaValle: Fantastic Fiction at KGB.
Reading/ Interview with Paul Tremblay & Hillary Monahan: The Speculative Boston Series.