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August 2019:
Big news, friends! First things first, I've moved to Columbia MO to begin the PhD in fiction at the University of Missouri. It's a great program full of wonderful writers, and I'm thrilled to be here!

Also thrilling is the recent publication of my chapbook (!!!) Pretty to Think So! Selcouth Station Press did such a beautiful job with it. I am overwhelmed with love and gratitude. You can learn more about the chap here and order a copy here.

My flash piece "Thoughts on Raising Girls Freshly Feral" has just gone up at Hayden's Ferry Review, which you can read online here.

Additional good news: my second chapbook The Space Poet recently won the Split Lip Press chapbook contest this year. I also have work forthcoming from Ninth Letter and Michigan Quarterly Review this fall. Check back later this year for updates on release information, publication dates, etc. It's going to be a good semester, I can tell.

May 2019:
I loved my last podcast interview so much, I did it again! This time I chatted with the marvelous Stephanie Phillips and Brynn Martin on their podcast Shitty First Drafts! I had a BLAST talking about my long-forgotten undergraduate writing, rough drafts, sci-fi (again and always), and more. I read from a shitty first draft of my own, too! You can listen to it here. Thanks for having me, folks!

April 2019:
Excited to have recently been interviewed by the podcast Just the Gist Please, which is all about the MFA process and the work that comes out of it! In the interview, I discuss the importance of community, literary science fiction, and read one of my flash pieces, too! Listen to the full interview here, and then check out the other amazing writers featured on the podcast! Many thanks to Katy at JGP for chatting with me!

I have three new flash pieces in Peatsmoke: A Literary Journal this month! These pieces will appear in my chapbook, Pretty to Think So, later this year! Check them out here in the meantime.

March 2019:
It's been a good month, friends! I have stories out at The Normal School, Passages North, and The Mississippi Review this month! As well as a craft essay on italicizing dialogue (why do I do that, anyway?) on the AWP blog The Writer's Notebook, which you can check out here.

Finally, I am VERY excited to have my newest essay up in The Rumpus today, "Sophia Hanson Wants to Believe"! In it I explore Sophia (she's going to be our leader) and other feminine robots, the female body, women's rights, and my dog gets a UTI.

January 2019:
Great big welcome to 2019, which is starting off strong with the publication of my essay in Lit Hub on feminist futurism and the "female" virtual assistant! Check it out here.

Also: BIG NEWS!! My prose chapbook Pretty to Think So has been accepted with Selcouth Station Press, with a release date for 2019! I am over the moon about this, y'all, it's unreal. Watch this space for updates! It's going to be a good year, I can tell.

November 2018:
I was honored to recently have been the featured reader for the Poets in Pajamas online reading series! You can watch the recording of my reading here.

I was also delighted to have a new story out in the most recent issue of The Pinch! Stories also forthcoming in Mississippi Review and Passages North, both coming in early 2019. It's been a good fall!

March 2018:
My story "The Space Poet" is out now in Black Warrior Review 44.2! Check out my accompanying craft essay here or buy the issue here.

Two new articles are up now on Yahoo and Crixeo, the first one about ways to make your home more magical and the second about Spock teaching us to be better humans. Happy spring!

January 2018:
So excited to share my first article for VICE, which explores nostalgia fatigue in TV and film (aka why people were hatin' on Star Wars).

I've got a brand-new essay on lyricism and using myth/magic in realist novels up at Ploughshares! Ahh!

December 2017:
My article on Doctor Who and its most amazing progressive moments is live now at Crixeo! Check it out here.

October 2017:
My craft essay “The Shattered Novel: The Rules of Fragmented Fiction” is up on Grist's fabulous blog, The Writing Life! Check it out here.

I am beyond excited to say my Day One story “Earthbound John” is recently released and available in issue 5.1 or as a Kindle Single. I am so enamored by that gorgeous cover!

Issue 7 of Phantom Drift, featuring my flash piece “Mama Says,” is out now and available here.

Very happy to announce a story forthcoming in Black Warrior Review! Details coming soon.

My Choose Your Own Adventure story “How to Be” has been reprinted in the Santa Fe Writers' Project's first-ever annual, and what a beautiful job they did with it! You can order a copy here. Also, you can read my interview with the Santa Fe Writers Project here.

The first installment of my Apartment Zoo series--titled “One Bedroom, One Bathroom, and One Big Dalmatian”--has gone live at Ravishly. Check it out here.