I write science fiction and fantasy.
“Half Gone Dark.” Over The Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins, Exile Editions, edited by Derek Newman-Stille, 2018 (pp. 139-147). Available where books are sold. This is a story based on Evenki mythology I learned about while working with the Arctic Languages Revitalization Project. (All of the myths and cultural practices in it are attested in sources, although of course my science-fictional interpretation is not.) I wish to use this story to draw attention to the Evenki and other indigenous peoples of the North.
“Drawing the Barriers.” Issue #256 (July 2018) of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews. Set in Sunatnight, the world of “Polyglossia,” where those born as mages are under strict control and may not do anything else. Not even art. Not even for a former drawing prodigy who had to trade in her passion for strict and safe work in demolitions. Until she is contacted by a mysterious criminal who has a plan to remake the world.
“Suite for Accompanied Cello.” Issue #242 (January 2018) of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews. A former music prodigy has given up her career for the sake of her troubled family — until her former worst enemy asks her to be an accompanist in the continent’s most critical music competition.
“Polyglossia” March 2016 issue of GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith. A man who has lost his birth language, a woman with many languages, and a song that neither of them understand. The Story Behind The Story.
“The Three Dancers of Gizari”. Issue #192 (February 2016) of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews. A poor financial manager longs for a mind-altering sculpture that her boss, the world’s richest woman, is buying — but the sculptor will not sell. The Story Behind The Story.
“The Guardian’s Head”. Issue #186 (November 2015) of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews. A talented young sculptor must work to save a foreign city, else she and her master will perish in the flood. The Story Behind The Story.
“The Metamorphoses of Narcissus”. Issue #164 (January 2015) of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews. Reprinted in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Seven, September 2016. The story of a brilliant surrealist, told from the point of view of his model. The Story Behind The Story.
In the summer of 2014, I attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writing Workshop at the University of California at San Diego, with instructors Gregory Frost, Geoff Ryman, Catherynne M. Valente, N. K. Jemisin, and Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer.
I am an active member of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).