3 raccoons in a trench coat.
When I'm not digging through your trash, I'm writing about witches, wolves, and warrior women, whether in fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction. Currently I'm a witch trapped in the big city; my hope is to eventually move to a big house in a small town on the edges of the wild, where it will be easy to slip away into the woods on occasion.
I share my life with a husbeast and our assorted collection of books, video games, and DVDs. Aside from writing, I enjoy knitting, crochet, arts and crafts, and committing pixel homicide.
My books have been nominated for a few awards: Bellica
and Stranger Skies
were both nominated for a Tiptree (now called Otherwise), and Stranger Skies
was also nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award.
With other writers, I am a founding member of the Our Own Worlds collective
The Aradian Universe
This is the broader world in which my books Bellica
, The Jade Star of Athering
, and the upcoming Anala
took me 13 years to write (I started when I was 12), and a lot of that time was spent building up the world. Worldbuilding is a HUGE part of any story I write, but WorldAnvil is the first time I've decided to be so public with it. It's a little scary but also really fun.
I went ahead and created another world to more fully explore the world that Bellica
and its sequels take place in. I realized trying to keep it ALL in The Aradian Universe would quickly get unwieldy. So if you're here because you wanted more about the Bellica Trilogy, then check out the Zarqon world.
The Borderlands Saga
Yep, I'm well-aware there's a video game franchise with a similar name. Absolutely no relation -- I came up with my series name before knowing anything about the video game.
The Borderlands Saga is probably my most challenging world-building task, to be honest. It's a parallel-universe spanning portal fantasy series in which gods become mortal, mortals become gods, and the laws of physics are more guidelines than actual laws.
None of this was intentional. I plotted Stranger Skies
to be a standalone, but partway through drafting I realized it was the first in a who-knows-how-long series. It, like most of my projects, grew exponentially when I wasn't paying attention.
Connect with Me
Want to chat with me about my worlds (or anything else)? I have a Discord!
It's small but chill. Please join and let me know you found the link via WorldAnvil.
Interests & Hobbies
Knitting, baking, crochet, arts and crafts, binge-watching shows.
The Fifth Element, The Fountain, V for Vendetta, The Mummy
Favorite TV Series
Star Trek (all of them except Discovery, which I hate), Battlestar Galactia, V (the new one), Jane the Virgin, Wynonna Earp, Orphan Black, Hudson & Rex, Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Carnival Row, The Boys, The Tick...fuck I watch a lot of TV.
Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandberg, The Kushiel Series by Jacqueline Carey, The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
Jacqueline Carey, Ursula K. LeGuin, Marion Zimmer Bradley (yes I realize she's problematic, I still enjoy her writing)
World of Warcraft, Stardew Valley, Final Fantasy V, Untitled Goose Game, Goat Simulator, Kittens Game, Fable