Best Story of 2018: The Gold Bug Tree

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To kick off the New Year, I asked my Patreon subscribers to vote for their favorite story of 2018, and then asked my Facebook followers to help break the tie, based on their favorite first line. The result? “The Gold Bug Tree,” a short story inspired by everyone’s favorite creepy crytographer, Edgar Allen Poe, and his story “The Gold Bug.” … Read More

The Story Behind the Story: Such Light

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After nearly a decade away from the Southwest, I’ve returned, so it seems fitting that I’ve been working on a story about someone moving back to this part of the world. She’s a young artist who no longer feels quite so young, having recently suffered the sort of setbacks that lie in wait in middle age (a divorce, and the … Read More

Big News in the New Year!

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The tail end of 2018 was full of changes on my end–not the least of which was moving across the country to Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Don’t worry, though, Oregon friends–I’m retaining my dual citizenship!) In the midst of it all, there’s been some news I’ve been sitting on that I’m SORT OF REALLY EXCITED to share, now that it’s … Read More