I'm a writer of novels, short stories, essays, magazine articles, and poetry. Most of my writing is in the realm of speculative fiction--fantasy, science fiction, and subgenres therein. Since technology hasn't created a way for me to beam fresh baked goods around the internet (yet), I invite you to instead browse my published material online in the bibliography.
The Catch A Star As It Falls Blog is updated several times a week with publication news, cookie recipes, and somewhat-coherent ramblings.
If you're curious about who I am, head over to the biography section. That's also where you find out how to contact me.
To summarize my background: I'm a girl from Hanford, California (and no, that's not near L.A. or San Francisco) who married a Navy sailor and moved from coastline to coastline. Now that sailor is a happy civilian, and we're settled down in scalding-hot Arizona. Our son is number-obsessed and our cat is large enough to create gravitational pull. I bake. I write. I dance, badly.
Welcome to my site! As always, lots of stuff going on...
My story "Clementine, Who Swims with Mermaids" is featured in the Oceans issue of Penumbra.
I've had quite a few poems published recently, including "The Truth About Fairies" in Star*Line 36.2, an autobiographical poem "autism" at Every Day Poets, and a steampunk poem "Mice" in issue 28 of Mythic Delirium.
In the realm of nonfiction, my story "We Love Vermont" is in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
My story "Bloom" is in the new issue of 713 Flash.
My story "American Shadow" can be read in The California Cantata.
I'm extremely happy to have a story in one of the oldest magazines around! "Canopy of Skulls" can be read in the March 7th issue of Nature.
In 2013 I'll have stories in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Oomph, Blue Shift Magazine, and Big Pulp, and poems in Tales of the Talisman, Abyss & Apex, Space and Time Magazine, and Illumen. My nonfiction will be in Chicken Soup for the Soul.
In 2014, I'll have a poem in Tales of the Talisman. More good news to come!