The short version: Freshwater Geechee. Charleston girl living in the Garden of England. Writer. Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds grant recipient.
The long version: I’m a native of Charleston, South Carolina now living in the Garden of England. My short fiction can be found in Apex Magazine, Strange Horizons, Fiyah Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, Fireside Magazine, Abyss & Apex, PodCastle, and elsewhere. I’ve also voiced podcasts, and have (finally!) written a novel.
The novel, TYING THE DEVIL’S SHOESTRINGS, is a middle grade Southern Gothic about twins learning rootwork, protecting themselves from monsters, and finding their place in the world. And it’s full of Gullah-Geechee tradition.
I’m the recipient of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds grant and a contributor to Graveyard Shift Sisters, where I interview female horror authors of color, review books and film.
I’ve been a reptile handler, bridal consultant, and stockbroker, but now I’m a full-time writer. When I’m not writing, I love roller-skating, reading, cooking, traveling, and listening to thunderstorms.