Exploring Grief in Fairy Tales
A few years ago, after the death of my beloved uncle, my family and I traveled to be with my aunt and her daughter. Since my uncle’s death, my aunt and her daughter had taken to spending every day and night together. Their renewed connection through shared grief struck me as one of the most…
“The Orangery”–Beneath Ceaseless Skies (plus some photos of trees)
Today my very first novelette publication released online for free reading! “The Orangery” is available at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This one comes from my fascination and repulsion with women-turning-into-trees narratives. I say fascination because I have always loved trees. For years I have taken photos of beautiful trees when I travel. In college I used…
2nd Prize in the Selected Shorts Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
One of my favorite writers, T.C. Boyle, chose my as-of-yet-unpublished short story “Barking Dog Nocturnal” as 2nd prize in Selected Shorts/Electric Lit’s 2016 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. Link to the announcement–and to read the 1st place story–here.
Interview on Speculative Fiction Showcase
Speculative Fiction Showcase interviewed me on Strange Monsters, my writing soundtrack, and my influences here.
“Sisters” in Grendelsong
I’ve always been interested in the little-explored pieces of the original Little Mermaid story: the lives of the sisters, the weird concept of souls, the sea witch’s back story. I wrote a story about all these things. Today it’s been reprinted online in Grendelsong: https://grendel-song.com/2016/05/07/sisters-bonnie-jo-stufflebeam/ “Sisters” originally appeared in SCHEHEREZADE BEQUEST.