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 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 stories, while the rest finds its way into this blog or is fodder for my podcast, Uncanny Japan.
I’m also 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 Anthology, Black Static, Fortean Times, as well as other magazines and journals throughout the years.
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