I was born in Kansas, was raised in Wisconsin, consider myself a Minnesotan, and currently live in Kentucky. I occasionally teach college English but mostly I write essays on popular culture, fantasy fiction, and poetry.
In 2003, I walked away from the University of Notre Dame with a MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). All the poetry I write is entirely unreadable.
During National Novel Writing Month in November 2014, I wrote the first book in a non-magic fantasy series I had been imagining. I decided to self-publish.
Since then I’ve written more books in the series (Ascendant Realms):
I’m casually profane, a feminist, a radical pacifist, and a Green socialist with a complicated relationship with Leon Trotsky.
I’m a movie lover, cartoon geek, beer snob, music obsessive, quixotic philosopher, and irregular adjunct English professor.
I tweet a lot (@), read a lot, and am always looking for a new conversation.