Me Concentrating on a Chess Game



I  write science fiction, fantasy, and horror prose and poetry from the middle of a deep, dark forest in the wilds of southern Louisiana. Much of my spare time is spent learning as much as possible about restoring native plant communities and preserving our fragile and endangered ecosystems. I'm also interested in history, archeology, and Pre-Raphaelite art and literature, but I’ve also been known to geek out over comics and video games from time to time.


My stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, Pseudopod, and others, as well as the anthologies If This Goes On and American Gothic, and my poems have appeared in Goblin Fruit, Mythic Delirium, Star*Line, and Strange Horizons, among others. My work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, the Million Writers Award, the Pushcart Prize, and appeared on Ellen Datlow's Recommended Reading List.


Somewhere along the way I picked up a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University and a Master's Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

When I'm not working, I mostly read, think, and talk to trees.

Every once in a while, they talk back.

Where to find and support me online:

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