Some of my earliest memories of creating story involve worn pencils, graphite-smudged fingers, and scrap paper. They feature the hum of my parent’s TV, playing Rugrats or Pokemon on a loop, as I sat on purple leather couch and tried to draw the people I saw on screen. But it’s only ever been a hobby. … Continue reading Meeting Characters Through Drawing
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately thanks to my brilliant writer friend Amélie Zhao. I recently read her debut novel BLOOD HEIR and I absolutely devoured it. Amélie’s prose is gorgeous, her world is stunningly detailed, and her characters are so fleshed out they practically leap off of the page. I was reading … Continue reading Villains, and Why I Love Them
Happy Monday everyone! I’m happy to share that yesterday my short story “The Farmer’s Boy” went live in The Scarlet Leaf Review. This one is a little longer than some of my recent pieces (3700 words!) and a bit more true to the YA high fantasy that’s so close to my heart. It follows a … Continue reading New story available!
September was an odd month for me. Three of my stories finally went live, two of which were accepted ages ago so I'd been dying for them to make their way into the world. My favorite among them (and yes, I do pick favorites) is definitely A Perennial’s Chorus. I don’t know that it’s my … Continue reading A look back at September
Last week I brought you a bittersweet story about lake monsters and grief...and this week I'm thrilled to announce my story "A Perennial's Chorus" has gone live in Asymmetry magazine! It's a story of life, growth, and loss from the perspective of a tree. Yes, a tree. A dryad, to be more specific. Here's a … Continue reading New flash fiction available