I write short fiction and poetry.
My last name might mean “stump leg.” That or, one who resides behind a stump. These are both somewhat accurate.
I review short fiction on my blog, Short Story Review, every other Monday.
I also curate an annual Art & Words collaborative show in Fort Worth, Texas. Submissions are currently closed until March 1, 2014; see the Art & Words page for details on how to submit.
This is a short list of some of my current publications. I’m thrilled to note that I will be eligible for the Campbell Award for the next two years, starting this awards season 2014. So if you’re registered for the 2014 WorldCon, please read through some of my stories and consider nominating me.
These stories are also eligible for Nebula Award nomination.
available for free reading via Clarkesworld 77
Inspired by my mom’s entry in my Art & Words collaborative show (pictured above), I wrote the short story “The Wanderers.” It appeared in the February 2013 issue of Clarkesworld.
available for free reading via Strange Horizons
Inspired by the Bat for Lashes song, “Siren Song,” my short story “The Siren” appears in the April 15, 2013 issue of Strange Horizons.
available for free reading via Daily Science Fiction
When I moved back to Denton, Texas, from Eugene, Oregon — where I lived for two years — I was reintroduced to one of Texas’ finer pests: the roach. Our new duplex apartment was teeming with them; it wasn’t all bad, however, because after we dealt with the problem, I wrote the short story “An Exodus of Wings” in which faeries are the pests.
available for free reading via Ideomancer
Set in a world populated with the skeletons of extinct animals, “The Mammoth” is about a father and daughter who take a camping trip together, and the secrets that are revealed during that trip. This is the second story set in this world, which was inspired by a dream I had.
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Header art by Jennifer Stufflebeam