I write speculative fiction – including science fiction and apocalypse stories and magic realism and fucked up fairy tales – and non-fiction on a range of academic and technical subjects. I am a genre girl and proud of it. I am also a current member of the SFWA. Need to know more?
Heaven for me would be a little house in the middle of a lot of trees, with a book shelf in every room, a big kitchen, and huge bathtubs. I need green land to run around on in the summer, and a thick covering of snow in the winter. I am a writer, editor, small press publisher, computer geek, and amiable raconteur – ready with a story if you ever find yourself in need. Among my favorite activities are reading, writing, shooting photographs, building or configuring my computers, drawing, painting, cooking, or knitting (to name a few). I am fascinated by pretty much any craft that allows me to make things with my hands. I am a lover of footnotes, maker of plans, purchaser of fine ACME brand exposives. I am curious about diseases, interested in reptiles and cephalopods, enamored of dinosaurs and an expert on zombies, but the rest of the time I am just your average tattooed freak.
My academic specialty is Early American History, specifically the research on and preservation of the books, newspapers, and broadsides printed when our country was new. I have AA degrees in both Fine Arts and History of Art. I studied History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, for a BA I haven’t quite completed yet.
In the summer of 2010 I founded a small, independent publishing company, Dagan Books, a publisher of the weird and wicked, the beautiful and brilliant. We put into print both academic non-fiction and fiction works (specializing in Speculative and New Weird fiction).
Born and raised in California, I am currently living in a North-Eastern state.
Regardless of if it’s been said better elsewhere, it still needs to be said here: As this is a private journal, filled with my personal thoughts and ramblings and only occasional twinges of factual information, please don’t take anything I say as doctor’s advice, legal rulings, or anything else important enough to get you, me, or both of us in trouble. I am not responsible for your actions. I maintain a mostly open space, and am pleased when people respond, so feel free to do so. I can take some criticism, if you feel the need to give it, but what I won’t put up with is abusive speech toward other posters here. You will be deleted and banned if necessary. I don’t write anything here that I wouldn’t be willing to say to someone’s face, because I believe in honesty and because, yes, I am that blunt at times. You can quote me on that. In fact, do quote me, on anything that I post here, with quotation marks and proper attribution because even if you agree with the words they are still mine.
Proper disclaimer posted here, if you really need one.