Welcome to my website! I write short stories, essays, nonfiction books & novels. You can see published examples of the first three categories, and an introduction to my novel, at the menu links above. News about my most recently published projects is below.
My story "Sweet Time" is part of Black Hare Press's second free ebook of short science fiction stories for people to enjoy during the pandemic. The book includes my hopeful post-apocalyptic story "Sweet Time," in which Liberty emerges warily from her solitary bunker after nineteen years, braced for a dystopian society or a dead planet, … Continue reading Post-apocalyptic hope
"Nobody Goes Out Anymore," a multifarious anthology of post-COVID stories, is available online now. There's a bit of everything in here: hope, horror, heartbreak, romance, religion, race relations, action pieces, family dramas, thought experiments (constructed by people with very different worldviews), etc. I think I've never been in an anthology with quite such a wide … Continue reading Variant visions of the new normal
"Bound," my odd little fantasy story about a traveler who stumbles into a crisis in a secretive civilization which first embraced and then fled from the mystery and the passion of religion, has just been published by After Dinner Conversation. (The story is mine; the picture and discussion questions are theirs.) I've been writing and … Continue reading Beyond reason
My story "Sea-Changes," about complicated family love and bereavement (and also about mysterious sea creatures), has been reprinted in Black Hare Press' ebook "Lockdown Fantasy #1," which can be downloaded free through this link: It was first published in 2015 in Donna Quattrone's anthology "Something Rich and Strange," but it seems appropriate for this time … Continue reading Sea-Changes: a story of grief and transformation
My very short story "At The Cave-Mouth," in which a dragon-slayer arrives poised for a desperate battle and runs into an unexpected choice, can be read free online here. I've always been fascinated by dragons in other people's stories, perhaps starting when I read Laurence Yep's "Dragonwings" for the first time. So far my stories … Continue reading Dragons and dilemmas