Vector Verification

This is the third of four excerpts from Displacement, which hits the shelves February 11, 2020. Come back next Saturday for more! *** “What is it?” Lizzie wanders in, towel in hand. “This email.” He turns the computer and she hunches over it. Information verification request 3E277B33DF294956CAEB@gmx.com         Dec. 7 (1 day ago) To: me Hello, Please […]

Selling Books Is Hard

There are a number of things I’m happy about, when it comes to being represented by a (very) small publisher—the flexibility, the personal relationships, the feeling of being in a community working toward a common goal—but one of the things I’m jealous of, when it comes to authors published by the “big five,” is the […]

The Jenny Q Rule

This is the second of four excerpts from Displacement, which hits the shelves February 11, 2020. You can pre-order a hardcover copy now directly from Prospective Press (US only, for now), and e-reader preorders are coming soon! Come back next Saturday for another excerpt, and Tuesdays and Fridays for more! *** “Jamie, be serious for a […]

“Young Adult”

I think of myself as a writer of speculative fiction, SFF, slipstream—those are my preferred genres. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve written something that didn’t fall under those umbrellas in the better part of a decade. My short stories and novels all have fantastical elements, and the books I prefer to read all do […]

The Test

This is the first of four excerpts from Displacement, which hits the shelves February 11, 2020. Come back next Saturday for more! *** The klaxon sounds and the yellow lights swing into life, rotating shadows around the concrete room. Thirty seconds. Less than three months ago, he’d received a curious late-night phone call. Was he […]

Four Weeks, Second Books

Displacement—my second book, a stand-alone, queer YA sci-fi novel—comes out in just four weeks and I’m both excited and very nervous. You’ll often hear people say that second books are a lot harder than first ones, and for different reasons. On the one hand, you’ve got people with agents and “Big Five” publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, […]