New Books and Stories Out in the Wild

Very excited to announce that my first collection of poetry, The Acolyte, is now out. If you’re thinking, I don’t do poetry, then think again. These poems are rewritten biblical narratives from a twisty, feminist point of view. Haunting and often uncanny (think Anne Lamott meets Edgar Allen Poe), these persona poems gives so many women of the Old Testament a chance to tell their story–the men…

Honored to be in Origin’s Top 100 Creatives Issue

It’s still in stands for the next week or two, so grab your copy to read about all the wonderful change makers and cultural creatives that do great work all around t…


My short story, “What the Father Would Have Said,” is up over at Word Riot. It was picked as one of the stories to read for August by TowerBabel.

Also, my latest Sci-fi roundup is over at The Washington Post with John Scalzi, Peter Watts, and Rod Duncan being my August Picks. Go have a…

Need Your Help: storySouth’s Million Writers Award

My super short story, “Till We Have Faces,” (only five pages!) is eligible for the Million Writers Award over at storySouth. The deadline for nominations is quickly approaching (August 1st). It came out with a very small lit mag, so it needs more readers to nominate it.
The title is taken from the C.S. Lewis book. My best friend and I lived in cities neither one of us belonged to. W…

Writing Process Blog Tour

This post is part of a blog post relay on craft, which the wonderful Heather Fowler invited me to join. Heather is the author of This Time, While We’re Awake and People with Holes. Her newest work, Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness: Collected Stories, is forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press this May.


My take on craft:

1) What am I working on?

Right now I’m finishing…

Elementari Rising on the Kindle on Sale!

Getting ready for all that holiday travel? Elementari Rising  would make some great airplane/train reading, and the Kindle version on sale right now for 1.99!  As of Monday night, it was #63 on Amazon’s  Best Sellers in Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks!

I also have some lovely publishing news–my story “Till We have Faces” has been accepted by Gone Lawn and my other short story “Bound” has…

Elementari Rising Chosen As Debut of the Month!

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I love my Facebook book friends, especially when they let me know news that would otherwise have flown by me. John Klima let me know that Library Journal has chosen Elementari Rising as Debut of the Month for October!

That is the most awesome news, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am. But also, I hope this encourages you to go out and buy the book. Not only buy it but review it on Amazon…

New Interview up over at the Mysteristas Blog

If you’re wondering about the story behind Elementari Rising or want to know more about the main protagonist, Jonathan, then check out my latest interview over at the Mysterista’s Blog! Find out who I would invite to the most awesome author dinner party ever.

Also, I just found out that my short story, “Bound,” has been accepted by Bourbon Penn, to be published in February or March. Bourbon…

Elementari Rising Now in Paperback!

Am excited to announce that Elementari Rising is now out in paperback over at Barnes and Noble! And Library Journal gave it a starred review:
Library Journal
★ 10/15/2013
Since ancient times, the Elementarí, elemental spirits, have slept under the care of the guardian tribe of the Terakhein. Now that these caretakers have disappeared, the awakened spirits are bringing destruction as they…

Elementari Rising Available on Kindle!

I’m very pleased to announce that Elementari Rising is available on Amazon  for the Kindle. There was a snag at the printers, so the paperback should be available shortly.

Also, my poem “She” is up at Prick of the Spindle. I will put a trigger warning for that one, since it deals with the horrible subject of rape, but it needed to be written, and I believe it needs to be read.

Prick of…

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