My Writing


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My Debut Solo Book

The Night Library of Sternendach: A Vampire Opera in Verse, published by Lanternfish Press, 2021. Winner of the 2022 Lord Ruthven Award for Fiction, and was a Ladies of Horror Fiction Readers’ Choice!

Anthologies Containing my Work

“Role of a Lifetime.” Dracula Beyond Stoker #1, November 2022.

“I Object to the Teaching of Fish in Schools,” in Funny Times, November 2022. A satirical piece, but based in reality.

“Down with the Holly,” In A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales, Brigids Gate Press, January 2022.

“Salt and Flowers.” In Cossmass Infinities Issue 7, January 2022.

“Silver Hands Against the Devil.” in In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror, November 2021.

“Starter Culture.” In Cossmass Infinities Issue 4, January 2021.

“The Prince, the Portrait, and the Pirate.” In As You Wish!, published by Rogue Blades Entertainment, 2020.

“An Exile and an Orphan, I.” In Predators in Petticoats, from Black Cat | White Cat Books, 2020.

“The Spree.” In Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts v.2, from Smoking Pen Press, 2019.

Short Stories and Poetry on the Web

“Nurtures and Protects.” Cosmic Horror Monthly, November 2022.

Rochambeau.” Strange Horizons, June 28, 2021.

“Her Brother’s Keeper.” Trembling With Fear, 2020.

“A Guide to Preparing a Supernatural Advance Directive.”, 2020.

“Blue Christmas.” The Overcast, 2019.

“Mana and the Virtue of Higher Education.” Body Parts Magazine, 2017.

“Wedding Feast.” Luna Station Quarterly, 2016.

Deeper Dive: Non-fiction essays on

The Hidden Anti-Monarchial Message of Disney’s Frozen.” 2014.

The 5 Hottest Egyptian Pharaohs.” 2014.

Doofenshmirtz as Gilgamesh: Mythic Bromance and the Humanist Ethic of Phineas and Ferb.” 2013.

The Batman and the Avatar.” 2012.

The Trickster Redeem’d: A Lévi-Straussian Analysis of School of Rock.” 2012.

Evidence of the Female Divine in Transformers: The Movie.” 2010.

Poetry From the Vaults

I wrote a lot of formal poetry in grad school. Some of that was about superheroes. Some of it was published on a now-defunct website, but I am slowly re-releasing it on my blog. Enjoy!

Batman Sestina.” Brooding in a strict scheme.

Boring Class Sestina.” Just what it says on the tin.

Two-Faced Love Song.” A villanelle inspired by a Bruce Timm comic.

A Review of the X-Men Movie.” After Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess.”

Gotham Jabberwocky.” After Lewis Carroll.

If you’re looking for my research on Nephthys

A copy of my dissertation can be yours in a convenient, affordable pdf via ProQuest. Please get my permission in writing before quoting huge chunks of it.

I also have an article in From the Banks of the Euphrates: Studies in Honor of Alice Louise Slotsky.

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