Apparently I’ve written a seminal work of cli-fi, but it wasn’t one of my books. In a recent BBC Culture piece titled What The Last of Us, Snowpiercer and ‘climate fiction’ get wrong, self-proclaimed literary scholar Tyler Harper argues that the genre does not inspire environmental action among readers, but demoralizes them. He alleges the … More What A “Literary Scholar” Gets Wrong: A Climate Fiction Author’s Rebuttal
The audiobook was an accident. When I finished revisions on Beat In Her Blood late last year, my sister “Alice”—who had provided invaluable critique on earlier drafts—wanted to read the final product, but her eyes weren’t cooperating. Her myriad neurological afflictions from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) include difficulty reading text longer than a chat message. Rather … More “Beat In Her Blood”…In Your Ears: My First Audiobook, and How You Can Get It For Free
After a long publishing hiatus, I just released a new novel! My sci-fi mystery Beat In Her Blood is now available in ebook and paperback formats. This novel challenged me in a lot of ways. It was my first project aimed at adult audiences, my first foray into the mystery genre, and a personal exploration … More “Beat In Her Blood” Unbowed: A Cross-Genre Novel’s Path to Publication
There’s less fiction than I thought in my upcoming novel about the health impact of climate change: yesterday the American Medical Association (AMA) declared climate change a public health crisis. “The scientific evidence is clear – our patients are already facing adverse health effects associated with climate change, from heat-related injuries, vector-borne diseases and air … More Sick of Climate Change: AMA (and Cli-Fi Writers) Declare Public Health Crisis
This month marks four years since I released the omnibus edition of my Syzygy novella series. Although a book’s birthday makes me smile like a nostalgic parent, this particular milestone is bittersweet, because I haven’t published anything since. What kind of indie author goes that long without a new title on the market?! One with … More The Mystery of the Medical Muse, Solved (With A New Novel)!
Just because I haven’t published a new book recently doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned writing. Far from it. Finding myself at a creative crossroads, I’ve explored new genres and formats in an effort to further develop my craft. My self-development paid off: for the first time ever, I had a story accepted in a literary publication! … More “Rocket Man”: my first literary journal feature