NEVER NOW ALWAYS, my novella forthcoming from Broken Eye Books

Exciting news! I’ve written a novella called Never Now Always, and Broken Eye Books will be publishing it this winter. Broken Eye Books did a fantastic job with the recent anthology Tomorrow’s Cthulhu — which included my story “The Great Dying of the Holocene” — and I am very happy they’ll be publishing this novella.

Never Now Always is a weird, slipstreamy kind of story that’s a little bit sci-fi, a little bit fantasy, a little bit horror. It touches on many of my obsessions: vast megastructures and creepy aliens, the tyranny of the past and the desperate attachment between siblings who have no one else. It also grapples with something that’s horrified me ever since I was a young child and read C. S. Lewis’ book The Silver Chair: remembering only to forget again, understanding that you’ve been here before and will be again.

More details about the story here in Broken Eye Books’ announcement of the novella:

“To their alien Caretakers, the children are nothing more than lab rats: keys to a mystery about memory far larger than they could understand. As they undergo their captors’ experiments, a few children begin to excavate fragments of their lost past. These stories might be the key to survival. Or they might just be another form of subterfuge.”



Never Now Always will be available in paperback and e-book and you can even pre-order both formats here.

What the #@&% Is That? The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre

Ranging from irreverent humor to straight out horror, What the @#&% Is That? grew from a meme on Twitter when iconic comic book artist Mike Mignola painted a monster. Nobody knew what the F it was, but they loved it. 

What the @#&% Is That?, edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen,  is forthcoming from Saga Press in August 2016 and includes my story “Down in The Deep and the Dark.”

Tomorrow’s Cthulhu: Stories at the Dawn of Posthumanity

Tomorrow's Cthulhu
Gleaming labs whir with the hum of servers as scientists unravel the secrets of the universe. But as we peel away mysteries, the universe glances back at us. Even now, terrors rise from the Mariana Trench and drift down from the stars. Scientists are disappearing—or worse. Experiments take on minds of their own. Some fight back against the unknown, some give in, some are destroyed, and still others are becoming… more.



Forthcoming from Broken Eye Books… Tomorrow’s Cthulhu: Stories at the Dawn of Posthumanity, edited by Scott Gable and C. Dombrowski. The anthology includes my story “The Great Dying of the Holocene.”

Pre-order now for release on 1/21/16.


“Construction Project” at Nightmare Magazine

My short story “Construction Project” is live at Nightmare Magazine, the new horror publication edited by John Joseph Adams. I’m excited and humbled to appear in this issue alongside such luminaries as Ramsey Campbell, Joe Haldeman and Poppy Z. Brite.

Also check out the author spotlight, which may shed some light on the more ambiguous aspects of the story. Nightmare Magazine’s Editorial Assistant Seamus Bayne asked me some great, thought-provoking questions — fun to answer and hopefully fun to read!


“Thirteen Incantations” reprinted in Heiress of Russ 2012

My story “Thirteen Incantations,” first published in Realms of Fantasy in February, 2011, is being reprinted in Heiresses of Russ 2012: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, edited by Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman. The anthology will be released on October 1st, but you can preorder it now. My story gets a shout-out in this positive review from Publisher’s Weekly. The anthology looks gorgeous, and I am so happy to be included.