I write fables and fairy tales. I love strangeness.

I'm working on a novel titled What Stills Never Survives. Here is some very query letter-friendly copy.

In WHAT STILLS NEVER SURVIVES, Grey watches dolphins turn into light, deer denature into puddles, albatross get stuck in flight, having lost their bones. She relies on diagnostic notes—vital signs, presenting symptoms, body condition scores—to gather evidence, but her analytical nature gets her no closer to stopping the horrors she encounters. When Grey attempts to recruit her husband Caspian, also a veterinarian, to her cause, he chooses to instead suture a dead dolphin’s fins onto his own body and disappear into the ocean. Left alone in this suddenly-mythological landscape, where livestock are depleted and crops lack pollinators, girls build museums out of what pets have left behind, horses gather in the millions, beavers try to dam the ocean, Grey must wander in search of answers as to how, and why, this pain endures, before all the creatures she loves the most have disappeared.

 

Publications

Forthcoming

2017

"Does Yours Have a Heart, Too?"Green Mountains Review

2016

“Evaporation”The Adroit Journal

“The Boomslang Coup”The Masters Review

“Jackalope”Noble / Gas Quarterly

“Ghosts of Wildly Different Species” — Eleven Eleven, issue 21 (print only)

2015

“Whisperingbird” & “Hellhound” & “Astral Glider”New South

“Apatosaurus”Atticus Review

“Ochre Unicorn” — Yemassee (print only)

“Black-Clawed Rapturus” & “Sea Elephant” & “Giant Beaver” — Sundog Lit, Issue 8 (print only)

“Once There Was an Upside-Down Girl” — Booth: A Journal

“Crepuscular Bear” & “Tree Needler” & “Thick-Skinned Buffali” — Caketrain, Issue 12 (print only)

“Opal Feldwing” & “Gray Flix” & “Martian Globules”Wyvern Lit

“Cardinine, Seafoamyst, Morningite”West Branch

“Humongous Doubleray” & “Planet” & “Protenean Amoeba”Noble / Gas Qtrly

2014

“A Man, His Oblations” — No Tokens, issue 2 (print only)

“The Harras’ Surveyance”Spork Press

“The Great Horned Owls’ Beheadings”Big Lucks

“Ghosts in the Termini”fwriction : review

“Darkest Spots in the Galaxy”The Collapsar

“The Ouachita Map Turtle’s Fissure” — Pear Noir!, issue 10 (out of print)

“The Hummingbird’s Anti-Torpor”Spartan, Winter Issue

2013

“Subsoil” — Redivider 11.1 (print only)

“If You Look Long Enough You See That Everything Is A-Passing”Psychopomp Magazine

“Day 4,372”Necessary Fiction

“The Holstein’s Stillborn”Pithead Chapel

“The Warbler’s Necropsy”Nashville Review

“Factor VIII”The Ampersand Review

“The Blinding in Horticulture, Texas” — Fringe Magazine (defunct)

2012

“Dig” — The Lindenwood Review

“Panthera”Valparaiso Fiction Review

“Fear of—” — Owen Wister Review

2010

“Dossiers”Word Riot