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. 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 was just released by Aqueduct Press. and my genre-bending debut collection, Uncommon Miracles, was released by PS Publishing in 2018.
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. 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…
Embracing Failure: Guest post on the writing process.
Your My Inspiration: Welcome To My Macabre Food Web. A guest post on Speculative Chic
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