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Check Out My Author Spotlight in Lightspeed

Lightspeed Magazine has posted my author spotlight interview about my most recent story, “Innocent Bird.” I talk about how the story came about, what plans I might have for future stories, fan feedback, and my current long-term projects. Check it … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out “Innocent Bird” in Lightspeed

I’m really excited to be in Lightspeed again with my new short story, “Innocent Bird!” It began with Shoko finding feathers in her bed. It was her third year of high school. She’d just turned seventeen. She was falling in … Continue reading Continue reading

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MileHiCon Guest of Honor

I’ll be attending MileHiCon October 1-3, 2021 as guest of honor! It’s exciting to attend a convention in person after more than a year of staying home. I’ve heard so many good things about this one! I’ve had several new … Continue reading Continue reading

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How the World Became Quiet Review at the Rutland Herald

Randal Smathers reviews of my collection, How the World Became Quiet, at Rutland Herald! I rarely read short fiction except in anthologies, especially by unfamiliar authors. So I’m not sure why I picked this one up, but I’m glad I … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Dragonet Prophecy graphic novel won a 2021 Young Readers’ Choice Award!

  I am super excited to announce that the graphic novel adaptation The Dragonet Prophecy, with artwork by Mike Holmes, has won the 2021 Young Readers’ Choice Awards (YRCA)! Barry Deutsch and I adapted the graphic novel from The Dragonet Prophecy, book … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Placed into Abyss” Review at Locus Magazine

Karen Burnham reviews “Placed into Abyss” at Locus Magazine! While normal family drama transpires in the background, Chris is tormented by memories of the abuse he suffered there, which he’s drawn into more deeply with every room he moves through. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out “Thirteen of the Secrets in My Purse” in Uncanny Magazine

One: My lipstick. The shade is Heart’s Blood. Morbid, if you ask me. I wanted to know if it was really the color of heart’s blood so I bought beef heart and tried dabbing my lips. Close enough. I emailed … Continue reading

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Check Out “Thirteen of the Secrets in My Purse” in Uncanny Magazine

One: My lipstick. The shade is Heart’s Blood. Morbid, if you ask me. I wanted to know if it was really the color of heart’s blood so I bought beef heart and tried dabbing my lips. Close enough. I emailed … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening

I wrote about my annual narrative pleasures of 2019 at Ambling Along the Aqueduct. The Good Place, Russian Doll, and Bojack Horseman are great – check out what I had to say about them.
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“Your Face” Review at Locus Magazine

Karen Burnham reviews my short story “Your Face” at Locus Magazine. She says “It gets right to the emotional core” of the subject–great to hear!  Read more here.
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