A Memory of Home

This is the last excerpt from Displacement before it comes out—this Tuesday! TWO DAYS! *** Standing in the heated entryway and watching the snow, he finds himself back in an old memory, of him and Alice, waiting out a summer storm. They’d sought refuge in a big concrete tube in an urban playground. That had […]


Displacement comes out in FOUR DAYS and I am BESIDE MYSELF! I can’t wait for you all to read it! But since you do have to wait—and since some very nice people didn’t have to—I think I’ll tell you what they said. 😀 Displacement is such a great example of what I want to see […]

Roll Call

It’s only one week until Displacement Day! But, since I can’t wait for you to read it and meet the characters, I’ve decided to tell you a little about them right now. Check out the bottom of the post for links to pre-order the book (now with an Amazon.ca link for Canadians!) Jamie/Leigh “Only Patton […]

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 […]

Queer Young Punks

When I was working on the initial drafts of the scribbles that would eventually become Displacement, the working title was “Queer Young Punks,” named for the punk band the main characters play in. I’ve always had a bit of a love affair with punk—hell, I played a couple of punk shows myself, way the hell […]

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 […]