“the dead man’s dog” out in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

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Very happy to say the January/February 2019 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine includes my story “The Dead Man’s Dog.”

This one features an underworld crime scene cleaner who has trouble connecting with her fellow humans but finds her world changed the day a dead man’s dog unexpectedly follows her home from a job.

Full table of contents here.

“because reasons” in audio at Asimov’s

asimovs_because reasonsThe tail end of 2018 wriggled away from me like a tail off one of countless chameleons my sister and I spent hours chasing through our sweaty Austin childhood. I finally got a moment to listen to the Asimov’s magazine October podcast double issue, which opens with a sweet short piece by William Ledbetter, then (at precisely 8 minutes in) has my listicle story “Because Reasons” — as read by me. Relatively Texas-twang free!

permalink:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2018-10-30T06_49_55-07_00

film fests!

hplffsite_headerimages_pdx2017bEarlier this month, my out-of-time Hawai’i elder deity + i-heart-dogs story “The Eyes of Kaha’i” appeared in the official H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival program book and as a perk of their stunningly successful crowdfunding campaign launched from sunny Portland, Oregon (my other other home).  This week I’m in Austin, Texas for the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference. With the city’s current water boil warnings in effect, all bets are off as to which bar you can find me in. Do come find me though, if you’re around. Really. Do.

“a good thing and a right thing”

Lost-Souls-Flame TreeAnother beautiful volume in the Gothic series. Includes my  story “A Good Thing and a Right Thing,” which first appeared a few years ago in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. If you’re interested in Scandinavian history, Norse gods, disappeared communities, blood sacrifice, the Poetic Edda, patriarchal violence, and/or possible psychic echoes reverberating across time and space, you might enjoy this one.

Micro interviews about “A Good Thing and a Right Thing” (alongside fascinating tidbits from other authors) PART ONE: story inspiration & PART TWO: favorite tales in the genre.