Welcome to my online home! I blog Mondays about books, movies, and related things, Wednesdays about life in general, and Fridays about links that caught my eye during the week.
I write all over the fantasy and science fiction spectrum, including (so far) secondary-world fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, historical paranormal, and YA with spaceships. Maybe someday I’ll pick one and settle down.
I grew up in Alberta, Canada, but now live in an old house in Toronto. My other current passion is contra dance, a type of folk dance done to live Celtic and roots music. My favourite places in the world are the Canadian Rocky Mountains and a little valley in Norway. In my other life, I edit non-fiction for the government.
I write, edit, and blog for Turtleduck Press, a co-op press for indie writers of science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. My work can be found in the Turtleduck Press anthology Winter’s Night. Some of my short stories are available for free on their website:
The Dangers of Creation; or, A Machine to Rival Man — Gothic/steampunk. A musician becomes obsessed with creating a mechanical instrument that can play as well as a human.
The Spirit Mask — Fantasy. A new shaman faces her first test. Sequel to the fantasy short story “The Long Night”, found in Winter’s Night.
Celestial Voices — Fantasy. In a time of plagues, a little girl dreams of singing.
Lonesome Hearts — Contemporary fiction. Aging folk singers and a town in mourning.
Engine Dreamer — Steampunk in space — enough said.
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