about

After a childhood living all over the U.S. — as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska and as far south as Jacksonville, Florida, I settled down in the far, far east.

I’m now an American expat who has lived over half my life in a small fishing town in Japan. My fluency in Japanese allows me to do research into parts of the culture – legends, folktales, and superstitions – that are little known to western audiences. A lot of what I dig up informs my short stories, while the rest finds its way into this blog or becomes fodder for my podcast: Uncanny Japan.

I’m a graduate of Clarion West (2015), recipient of HWA’s Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship (2015), and the author of two collections, A Robe of Feathers and Other Stories (Counterpoint LLC, 2009) and The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Regions Publishing, 2017). I’ve had stories published in various magazines and anthologies including: The Madhouse Anthology,  The Beauty of Death AnthologyBlack Static, Fortean Times, as well as other magazines and journals throughout the years.

My Patreon page has some neat rewards, for example at 5$ and up you can receive a monthly. That’s an obscure Japanese folktale (listen below!) that I’ve translated and retold/reimagined and recorded just for you. There are also postcards and goofy envelopes with Japanese weird things stuffed inside.

I’m still working on short stories, but I’ve also started to write my first novel, per agent’s request, and hope to get that finished this year.

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