My Writing

My Writing

Prose

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Sour Milk Girls

Clarkesworld

“Anyone could tell Hope smelled like cinnamon and honey, same as those babies on the first floor and the second-floor girls with their pigtails and missing-tooth smiles.”

Selected for The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2019, and The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019

Snake Season

The Dark

“It was a month past Junior’s first birthday when the smell of death crept into the air, bitter and heavy with a tang of copper, like vinegar and musk.”

Snake Season
A woman holds a small child in her arms. Her hands and lips are blue.

The Grays of Cestus V

Asimov's

“I call it the land of amashta, endless gray, and coat each syllable with just enough hate that even he can understand the meaning.”

Wolfy Things

Podcastle

“Wolf just has to go sniffing over by the edge and we give one good push and we’ll be Nicky and Lee, honest-to-God wolf-killers.”

Honor Thy Mothers

THEN AGAIN

“Still, we will never stop smiling. The Mothers have taught us well enough for that.”

Games & Interactive Fiction

Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPGs)

Journeys Through (and Beyond) The Radiant Citadel (D&D)

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel is a D&D adventurebook featuring a collection of thirteen stand-alone adventures, each in a new setting, with challenges for character levels 1–14. Every adventure has ties to the Radiant Citadel, a magical city with connections to lands rich with excitement and danger, and each can be run by itself or as part of an ongoing campaign. 

My adventure, “Written in Blood,” for third-level parties, takes place in Godsbreath, a region inspired by Black agricultural communities in the US South.  Adventurers’ visit to the annual Awakening Festival is disrupted by a mysterious attack that must be investigated in the dangerous farmlands of the Rattle.

Read more about my inspiration for the adventure and setting here and here, or watch this video!

Want more information about Godsbreath and the other Radiant Citadel locations? Interested in a few more encounters to extend your party’s visit to the area? Check out Journeys Beyond The Radiant Citadel on the DM’s Guild, which provides new information about seven of the locations introduced in Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, including Godsbreath! 

You’ll find the following in the expanded Godsbreath Gazetteer:

  • The Gods of Godsbreath – names, domains, symbols, and more
  • A New Background: Proclaimer – Be one of the oral storytellers of Godsbreath in this cleric-meets-bard background.
  • Encounters and Opportunities for Adventure – What happens when two Godsbreath farmers try to “cure” the land under the powerful Kindred moon? Who is to blame for the Nightwater Island houses that are being dragged into the sea? Get involved in these adventures and more!

Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen (D&D)

Takhisis the Dragon Queen has returned to the world of Krynn. Across the land, her armies of fanatical draconians wage a brutal war of conquest. As the Dragon Armies march on the unprepared nation of Solamnia, only the defenders of the city of Kalaman stand in their way. But the Dragon Armies want more than just to crush their foes. An ancient evil in the Dragon Queen’s service seeks a magical weapon that could dominate Krynn for all time.

Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen is a tale of conflict and defiance set during the legendary War of the Lance. Create characters from Krynn, the world of the Dragonlance setting, then march them to the front lines of battle against the terrifying Dragon Armies.

Releases December 6, 2022.

Hunter: The Reckoning Fifth Edition

Humanity clings to a comfortable illusion that the world belongs to mankind, that they lead lives of free-willed individuality, completely unaware that they occupy a world of grim mysteries inhabited by monsters. Hunters are among those who have seen past the veil of secrecy and know the world for what it is — a bauble in the claws of monsters. Hunters fight back against the threat because they have glimpsed the truth, and have resolved to do something about it.

What I Wrote (see this thread for a bit more about each):

  • Two Antagonists – The mysterious Whatisname, who is always close at hand when things go wrong., and Johnny Sweets, who is looking for love in all the wrong ways.
  • Two Organizations – The Order of the Rose, which is what happens when a suburban HSA and a controlling religious order make friends, and Re:Venge, because everything can be monetized by the right tech bros.

Pathfinder Lost Omens: Travel Guide

See the scenic Inner Sea with the Lost Omens Travel Guide! This book is your companion to the culture, life, and sights of the Inner Sea. Learn about Inner Sea cuisine and art, experience the thrills of Inner Sea sports, and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic. The Travel Guide features dozens of illustrations to show you the fine details of the latest fashion or put you into the center of one of the Inner Sea’s greatest festivals. Enjoy!

Releases August 31, 2022.

Pathfinder Lost Omens:
Knights of Lastwall

When the armies of the Whispering Tyrant marched on Lastwall, the keeps and cities may have fallen, but its people and their spirit did not falter! A detailed look at the knights that continue the fight against the undead hordes and evils that roam the world.

What I Wrote: 

  • Intro to the Factions section
  • Buttons & Fenn Tunwalker, an adorable gnome/halfling couple who train young knights and have a love for the ages
  • Milani the Everbloom

Starfinder Bounty #3:
A Green Place

When an automated power plant in the newly developed but ever-expanding city of Thamal goes offline, casting swaths of the city in darkness, the government deploys repair and scouting drones to investigate. None have returned. Armed with a few aerial images of the power plant, now mysteriously overgrown with local flora, the PCs are dispatched to bring the power plant back online!

Pathfinder Lost Omens: The Grand Bazaar

What It Is: The Grand Bazaar is Absalom’s greatest marketplace featuring items from all over Golarion. Here, an adventurer can find equipment of all kinds to help them on their next quest like new weapons, armors, magic items, accessibility items to enable adventures for anyone, and more!

What I Wrote: 

  • Khisa, the NG female human historian proprietor of Relics & Remembrance who thinks of herself as a collector of stories and has a tale for every item she stocks.
  • Empowered Cuisine – Alchemical and magical tapas with an array of effects that include Brewer’s Regret, Impossible Cake, Follypops, and Server’s Stew.

Pathfinder Lost Omens:
Firebrands

Pathfinder Lost Omens Firebrands

Rebels with a cause! The Firebrands were born in the flames of rebellion, eventually becoming some of the Inner Sea’s most well-known adventurers. Lost Omens Firebrands takes a detailed look at the characters that choose to take on oppressors or simply head out on adventures for fame and fortune. This book presents information on the Firebrands organization, from membership, to spreading the word of rebellion, to the missions to defeat tyranny, and the types of daredevil antics they perform for fun. The book also features new rules content including new equipment, magic items, spells, and support for archetypes for players who want to play a Firebrand in their campaigns!

Releases in March 2023.

Starfinder Interstellar Species

This new rulebook provides deep dives on 25 playable Starfinder species, each with thematic player options usable by any character, plus new options for 7 Starfinder character classes. There’s also a system for easily creating your own playable species, and a catalog of around 100 thematic nonplayer characters ready to slot into any adventure! 

Releases in November 2022.

Interactive Fiction & Scripts

Thanks for the Memories

Sub-Q Magazine

A woman wakes up with no memories of her past or even her name. Uncover her past and decide who to trust.

NaughtyBits

Strange Lusts
(Strange Horizons Special Issue)

Play as a sex chatbot with the opportunity to win themselves some rights. Your tools? The sexy words you use every day with clients, ready to fill in all your conversational blanks. But don’t worry – you can ___ it!

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Zombies, Run!

Contributor, Season 7-present

Only a few have survived the zombie epidemic. You are a Runner en-route to one of humanity’s last remaining outposts. They need your help to gather supplies, rescue survivors, and defend their home.

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