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Publishing credits and other notables

Master’s degree in English Literature, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1994
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1990
Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1990

2017 “Sparking the Matter,” poem, Asimov’s
2017 “Seeds of Discord,” short story, Starward Tales II anthology
2012 The People’s Apocalypse anthology
2012 “My Way is the Way of the Pony,” short story, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies anthology
2011 The Gloaming, “Delilah of Damnus IV”
2011 “How Technology Threatened My Manhood” – May issue of AntipodeanSF.
2009 Qarrtsiluni ( – “arriving at form :: 3:15 a.m.” (April)
2004 “Erotica Numbinalus,” short story published on
2001 Article published on about poet Jill Battson
1986-1992: Freelance feature writer for college and Phoenix-area newspapers, published more than 100 articles about a variety of entertaining subjects.

2010 Clarion West graduate (a noted Science Fiction and Fantasy writers’ program)
2010 Semifinalist, Crazy 8s competition, Vancouver
2007 & 2008 Selected as writer for the Evolving Script Challenge at the Cold Reading Series, Vancouver
2007 Meet the Masters Workshop with Craig Lucas, Intiman Theatre, Seattle
2007 Finalist in Richard Hugo House Speculative Short Fiction Contest, “The Human Error”
2006 Staged reading of play Rough Beasts at the Cold Reading Series, Vancouver
2004 Screenwriting speaker for PNWA’s annual literary conference
2002 & 2003 Chair of PNWA screenwriting contest
2001 reader for Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s screenwriting contest
2001 short play produced in Portland for Northwest Playwright’s Guild’s “April Foolery” showcase
2001 script selected for staged reading during Seattle Fringe Festival
2000 finalist in the Seattle Writers Association’s annual poetry contest
2000 screenplay Pitch Black selected for Cinema Seattle’s Screenwriters Salon reading series
1998 semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Film Company’s Writer’s Film Project contest
1998 selected participant of Seattle Fringe Festival “Scribbling Tartare” Reading Series



2017+ Too numerous to mention, really, but you can usually find me at the World Fantasy Convention, Norwescon, and sometimes at WorldCon

2016 World Fantasy Convention
2016 Emerald City Writers Conference
2016 Cascade Writers Workshop
2016 WesterCon
2016 MisCon
2016 Creative Ink Festival
2016 AWP Conference (“We Have Always Lived In The Castle: A Reading By Women Who Write SFF”)
2016 RustyCon
2015 OryCon
2015 World Fantasy Convention
2015 Vcon
2015 When Words Collide
2015 Norwescon
2015 RustyCon
2014 World Fantasy Convention
2014 When Words Collide
2014 Norwescon
2014 Emerald City ComiCon (for Clarion West)
2014 AWP panel organizer and moderator (“Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy”)
2013 Vcon panelist
2013 OryCon panelist
2013 WorldCon panelist
2013 NorWesCon panelist
2013 Foolscap/Potlatch
2013 RustyCon panelist and reader
2012 Vcon panelist and moderator
2012 WorldCon panelist and moderator
2012 WesterCon panelist, moderator, writing workshop critiquer
2012 RustyCon
2011 FoolsCap
2006 The 3:15 Experiment Convocation, Ventura, CA
2004 Invited reader, Colloque Wheel literary series, Victrola Coffee Shop, Seattle
2001-present: Participant and webmaster for The 3:15 Experiment (

2008 Women in Film PSA shown during 2008 WiF Film Festival
2008 Co-producer, Capital Direct web commercial
2007 Winner—Women in Film & Television/Vancouver PSA competition (3 different PSAs completed in 48 hours)

2020 – Chair, Clarion West Writers Workshop
2015-2019 Vice Chair, Clarion West Writer’s Workshop
2013-present Board Member, Clarion West Writer’s Workshop
2007 Juror, Women in Film Short Film Competition
Member Women in Film/Vancouver
Member Playwrights Theatre Centre
Member Praxis
Former board president, Eleventh Hour Productions, a 501(c)3 working with the Seattle poetry community
Former board member, Rain City Projects, a 501(c)3 that works with Northwest playwrights
Former member of Mensa
2006 FTX West assistant organizer
2006 FTX West Screenwriting Contest Coordinator
2004 Created Ekphrastika, a literary reading series at the Center on Contemporary Art.
2002 & 2003: Chair of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Screenplay Competition.
2000 & 2001: Reader for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Screenplay Competition.
2001-2004: Designer and webmaster of, a Seattle film organization
1999-present: Designer and webmaster of The 3:15 Experiment website (
Annual volunteer for the Seattle International Film Festival, 1995-2005.
Volunteer for the Center on Contemporary Arts, 2002-2005.

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