Book Projects

I am currently seeking representation for any of the following book projects:

The Iridescents—short story collection (45,000 words)

—Placed as semifinalist in the YesYes Books Fiction Open, Aug. 2019

Set primarily in a fabulist version of the American South, in this collection queer and trans people create space for resilience and fierce joy. A trans man visits a donut shop in Alabama with his ailing dog to ask a genderqueer saint for relationship advice. Genderbent lovers search the desert for a ballerina prophet. Along a highway in the Gulf, a trans woman searches a console video game for the co-owner of her computer store. Three trans men whose consciousnesses are encased in a monastery sourdough starter cheer each other on over vast expanses of time.

Several have appeared in print.

The Festival—novel (48,000 words)

In The Festival, a found family of six queer friends in their thirties stumble through a climate-changed landscape to a music festival which they hope will help them reclaim their youth and each other. As they walk, they tell each other stories: a collector of feral kittens waxes poetic about his mother; a sapphic hydrologist incants strong women; a Milton fanboy hybridizes Middle English with modern text-speak in tales of rebel angels. When they face off against a sentient fungus, the bounds of their relationships are tested to the breaking point.

Into the Darkness We Go—novel (52,000 words)

In a flooded future where safety from the sun exists only deep at the bottom of the sea, a biohacker named Joules joins forces with a genetically-modified octopus named A-OK. Together, they search for her missing ex-girlfriend alongside a light-worshiping religious cult. Background research focused on communication between humans and invertebrates.