Writing Samples


Woo! I sold my third short story to Triptych Tales last month. (They’re also super-duper fast, so it’s already available online! It’s been up since Sunday, actually. I’ve just been too sick to celebrate.)

I generally write YA fantasy and/or Victoriana, so, it’s slightly unusual that this is a contemporary urban fantasy set in Oregon. (I miss Oregon desperately. It’s a wonderful place.) It’s about a government contractor who gets a contract at the Esoteric Wildlife Division, which is doing some very non-traditional research.

You can check out Esoteric Wildlife on the Triptych Tales website.

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I’ve been feeling stupidly uncreative lately. It’s been ridiculously hard to make anything that makes sense for my next full novel, and I can’t seem to do anything without running into a mental roadblock. So, after weeks of bashing my head against a wall and being intensely unhappy, I decided to take a break and just write nonsense for a while.

So instead of my normal thing, I winged it. I was listening to Flight Over Venice 1 from the Assassin’s Creed 2 soundtrack. Great. My writing prompt was flight.

I’ve actually never posted any of my writing here. Goodness! So here you go: A one page short called The Girl Who Could Fly.

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