Fiction, &c.

When I was four years old, I wrote a story about a giant rabbit with no eyes or mouth that haunted my dreams.

The rabbit went away, but I kept writing.

Stories I enjoy reading and writing are the ones that skulk around the edges of themes and genres — stories with puzzles and patterns and hints rather than answers.

My formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in the structure and culture of the English language as well as a master’s degree in library and information science. Informally, I taught myself how to whistle like a train.

I live in Portland with my husband, our cat, a few gadgets, several fountain pens, and many books. [More?]

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On the Page

Interactive Fiction

Departures

Departures is a brief interactive story about the ways we leave. This was my entry in the April 2015 Twiny Jam, for which I could only write 300 words or less. I wrote a bit more about it here.


Short Stories


Poetry


Non-Fiction

I wrote a guest post for Cat Rambo’s website “The World Remains Mysterious”: Critiques, Counts, and Quests: Motivational Tools for Writers.


On the Stage

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Blind Poetics was an Edinburgh-based, monthly spoken word event co-hosted by Alec Beattie and Roddy Shippin that ran from 2011 to 2017.

I had the pleasure of being the featured reader on 14 December 2015.


William McGonagall

Captain’s Bar presents

Tribute to William Topaz McGonagall

with Gavin Inglis and others

29 September 2015


Venus in Orbit

Tribute to Venus Carmichael presents

Venus in Orbit

19 September 2015

The White Horse Bar, Edinburgh


Book Fest 2015

Jura Unbound presents

Illicit Ink‘s Happily Never After

25 August 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Venus: The Lost Tapes

Tribute to Venus Carmichael presents

Venus: The Lost Tapes

24 April 2015

The White Horse Bar, Edinburgh


RLSDay 2014

Edinburgh City of Literature presents

#RLSDay 2014: Stevenson Unbound

13 November 2014

(a special guest of Andrew C. Ferguson)


Illicit Ink Underground: Technobabble

Illicit Ink presents

Technobabble

5 October 2014

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City of Literature Trust’s Story Shop 2014

Edinburgh International Book Festival

13 August 2014


Venus Returns

Tribute to Venus Carmichael presents

Venus Returns

10 August 2014

Cortado Café, Edinburgh


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Planet Scotland

Satellite 4 (Eastercon)

20 April 2014

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Writers' Bloc: The Culture Collider

Writers’ Bloc presents

The Culture Collider

Edinburgh International Science Festival

13 April 2014

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unnatural-scotland

Writers’ Bloc presents

The Year of Unnatural Scotland

30 October 2013



Illicit Ink: This Side of Paradise

Illicit Ink presents

This Side of Paradise: A spoken-word utopia in honour of Iain M. Banks

7 July 2013

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Illicit Ink, Inky Fingers, and Writers’ Bloc present

Size IS Everything: National Flash Fiction Day 2013

22 June 2013


First Bloc

Writers’ Bloc presents

Séance Fiction

31 October 2012


underword: flash fiction

Underword presents

National Flash Fiction Day 2012

16 May 2012

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In Phonic

Here are some recordings of me reading my poetry.

I also enjoy collaborating with other writers and musicians on their work.


In Training

I was a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine from October 2011 to June 2013. It was an astounding learning experience, and one I recommend highly.

I also recommend these writing workshops that I have taken.

Photo credit: Chris Scott.