“Fun Home” Ain’t Fun

It’s dangerous.

Unpopular opinion: Fun Home, the off-Broadway Tony award-winning hit based on the graphic novel by MacArthur genius grant recipient Alison Bechdel, commits harmful erasures.

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This is a belated posting, but my review of Fun Home explores the ways silence and ignorance reify oppressive social structures.

*TW sexual violence, pedophilia

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Events Page Added!

Y’all, I’m stoked to have a reason to add an Events page to this author site! It currently includes two upcoming readings:

If you’re in my neck of the woods at these times, come say hey! Let’s get a drink and talk about stories. <3

Full details can be found here!

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Never enough horror! Me at Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, an exhibit at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, Washington (October 2016)

Fall 2016: Publications

Y’all, I’m so excited and grateful to say that three of my stories were published this fall!

  • Star Stories” in JuxtaProse Literary Magazine [novel excerpt]
  • Alive Daughter” in Profane
  • “Today we go to Noah’s Ark.” in Black Candies 2016: Gross and Unlikeable. Black Candies is a journal of literary horror published annually by So Say We All, a literary nonprofit based in San Diego. This year’s issue includes only work by women-identified writers.

If you’ll be in San Diego on Thursday, December 8, I’ll be reading at the Black Candies release party! Stop by and say hey! <3

The Second Coming

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September’s issue of Las Vegas’ Downtown Zen magazine is here, and ya girl’s on the cover & the homepage as the fiction feature. My short story about Elvis returning to Sin City, “The Second Coming,” with original illustrations by Salvatore Napoli, is available in the print magazine throughout downtown Vegas & online now!

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#DykesOnHikes

What do you do with a shiny new MFA degree?

Take it on the road, of course.

Pictured: the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, Mt. Charleston (NV), Bryce Canyon National Park, the Narrows (Zion), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park