I’m a vagabond on a never-ending quest for truth and beauty, and I’m easily distracted by shiny objects. And lattes. And especially stories. I write epic fantasy and reworkings of mythology with complex characters, rich world-building, and a fine balance of poetry and snark.

I love to explore the connections between fantastic stories and the cultures that invent them. Real issues and timeless truths often take on new depth when fused with fantastical worlds. Whether it’s mischievous faeries, brave hobbits, conflicted vigilantes, or roguish space explorers, the stories we tell and enjoy reflect our hearts and souls and influence us in countless ways.

When I’m not writing, I can be found making jewelry, singing ballads, drinking tea, and working a variety of odd jobs. I occasionally remember to eat and sleep, because those things are apparently important.

I’m also the administrative manager at Uncommon Universes Press. In January 2016 I joined forces with Janeen Ippolito and Julia Busko to form an independent publishing company producing speculative fiction with strong world-building, deep characters, and explorations of good and evil. It’s a joy to collaborate with other skilled authors and artists in bringing new worlds to life and sharing them with others!

I love connecting with fellow writers, readers, and geeks! Feel free to find me on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest. Also check out oyal Vagabond Designs, my line of unique handmade jewelry inspired by the beauty of nature and the magic of fantastic stories!