'To Carve Home' is one of those stories I needed to tell. I needed to talk about trauma and home and becoming your own person in a way that featured monsters and fantastical creatures and a world without fear.
Author Life Updates: February and March 2023
I'm at this really interesting point in my career, where I don't want to miss anything, in a sense. I'm doing what I have always wanted to do: be a professionally published working writer who tells a good story well. Like I look back over the places I've published and worked with over the past few years and am pretty flabbergasted.
Author Life Updates: January 2023
Entering year five of the blog (!!!) and with a lot of my history as a writer stored here, I'm always wondering how to change or update the blog to meet my life.
Links to October Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from October 2022? Check the links below for my work from Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, and more.
Writing Life Updates: October 2022
Stories, stories, stories, and bread! But mostly story news about my novella, novelette, and short stories.
Links to September’s Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from September 2022? Check the links below for my work from The Writer, Strange Horizons, and more.
Writing Life Updates: September 2022
So, I thought I ended July with a bang, but August ended up being my best month for short story sales in 2022 so far. In total, I made 3 story sales to top magazines and anthologies in the month. I'm more daring and wild in these newer stories. And I love it.
Writing Life Updates: August 2022
Ending July with a bang and kicking off August with two more short story sales, novel query and submission news, and starting my August short story challenge.
Links to July’s Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from July 2022? Check the links below for my work from Tor Nightfire, Writer's Digest, and more.
How I Write: Using Scene Cards to Tell a Story
On index cards sometimes just on a dry erase board or poster board, writers build a story just by its scenes. Instead of writing it out word by word, they draw or sketch it with images or words. Sometimes it'll just be something as simple as 'The Bad Man Dies' and some sketch of how the scene should look or take place.