I’m a millennial with four kids, a fervid imagination, and a love affair with imaginary worlds.

A pale woman in her 30s with sideswept short blue hair and glasses. She's standing at a train station and smiling slightly. Her shirt reads "Occupy Mars" with a series of pictures of Mars turning from red to blue, with an open green flannel shirt over it.

My early influences were Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Catholic Church.  As I got older, I got into Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, and Isaac Asimov. I love science and literature too much to pick just one.

I’m too queer and autistic for some people, and not enough to feel like I count. My spouse and kids are my biggest fans. I like to wander around in the woods, spin yarn, and read books. My day job is also writing, but more boring things.

Stuff I like to write about includes history (especially medieval), science, magic, family, duty, religion, discovery, feminism, and the human spirit breaking out of the different prisons people devise for it.  I don’t like my work to be preachy, but all of these things are part of the human (or, sometimes, the alien or dragon) experience.

Favorite authors these days are Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Timothy Zahn.  I like worlds that are fully built, with vistas just over the horizon that you know are there but can’t fully explore; characters who are real and three-dimensional, who are allowed to really fail and fail hard; and speculative premises that make you consider things you never thought before. 

My debut novel (aka the lesbian space pirates book) is available here.

Why do I do it?  Because I love the worlds I have created and the characters I’ve peopled them with, and I want to invite others in to enjoy them.  And I hope you do.