October 2016, Martha’s Vineyard

Looking for my fiction? I’m currently querying Tribulation, a space opera of 107,000 words:

Terminally ill salvage pilot Ash Jackson may have lost everything in the war with the alien Vai, but she’ll be damned if she loses her future, too. Her plan: to beg, buy or lie her way to the cure she needs to stay with her new love Kate Keller, captain of the salvage ship that rescued her from the Bittersweet mining colony.

When the crew salvages a genocidal weapon from the ravaged starships above the dead world of Tribulation, Ash uncovers a conspiracy of corporate intrigue and betrayal that shatters her new family and threatens to turn her into a living weapon, disrupting the fragile peace between the rival corporations that own human space.

In Ash’s blood lies a secret to profit and position that could catapult any corporation that has it to unimaginable power — the secret why the Vai gave up after nearly winning the war. Turning it over for the cure for her illness would be so easy. But Ash knows she’s more than a corporate pawn. Knows she’s more than the victim they expect her to be.

Doing the right thing could cost Ash her future with Kate, as well as her life. It’s a good thing Ash isn’t the type to give up. Not on Kate. Not on her family. And never on the future.

And because my motto is straight out of Galaxy Quest (“never give up, never surrender”), I’m currently working on a new book: Recoil, a secondary world fantasy about a gunslinger who finds herself at the center of a civil war, due to be completed in fall of 2017.

I wrote about my experience at Viable Paradise XX. I’ll attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in San Diego this summer.


An Equal Share of the Bone” in Escape Pod, November 23, 2017