I write stories about things like desert breezes in ancient Sumer who find consciousness (and apotheosis) through compassion, startup founders confronting the ghost in their dead co-founder's machine, and lonely people who find love and enlightenment through EEG machines. My stories have been published in anthologies from Three Drops Press and Cleis and in Elohi Gadugi.
In addition to writing, my other passion is divination. I organize the Westside Diviners meetup in Portland, Oregon. I am particularly interested in astrology*, Tarot, and the runes as tools for promoting personal transformation.
In a past life, I was founder and editor of Paper Tape Magazine. I have an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College where I wrote a novel (at a hackerspace in Silicon Valley) about startups and suicide and a thesis on Rilke's German poetry in translation. While at Goddard, I also served as an editor for The Pitkin Review.
I currently live in Portland, Oregon and pine for my native New England. When I'm not writing stories or swearing at the runes, I am learning to play the mandolin and pointing my camera at the sky looking for evidence that the sun came out today.
*I have a Taurus Sun/North Node (conjunct), Aquarius Moon, and Leo AC.