My essay on Hell House by Richard Matheson, in Nightmare magazine.
From Sarah Gailey's Personal Canons Cookbook: my ode to a simple thing.
My essay on Beverly Marsh, and Stephen King's female characters in general.
A collection of the finest in flash horror! This collection, edited by Nadxieli Nieto and Lincoln Michel, includes potent brief scares from authors like Stephen Graham Jones, Samantha Hunt, and yours truly. It was featured in Oprah magazine! Top of the world, Ma!
A story about my complicated love of drag and my uncomplicated love of dresses. Also, fuck you Ernest Hemingway.
My short horror story about Deaf and hearing roommates, and their video doorbell.
I wrote a quietly creepy story about the spies in our houses, how they are always listening. And I still wrote victory for the queers. It's part of this 2019 collection.
As Leia Organa is Space Mom, Lwaxana Troi is Space Aunt.
This 2019 text explores the interaction between science fiction and fantasy in literature, music, art, television, and film. I contributed articles on musician David Bowie and visual artist Moebius.
What if you went to space, but your body didn't?
My story of an abortion provider going up against London's most notorious killer of women was included in this 2019 collection.
A collection on the way writers construct themselves, destroy themselves, and start all over again is a very good thing to have on your bookshelf. This book reprinted my essay "Revenge is A Hundred Dresses," which is an homage to a children's book about how we dress and how we are perceived.
A fantasy story about publishing, magic, and family.
A letter to all the girls I've loved before.
I have dreamed of a heaven for writers where we are woken for nothing but gentle praise.
Hysteria means the wandering womb. Think about it.
If women wrote men the way men write women, books would be a little different.
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is the kind of book I want to shove into people’s hands like an overzealous missionary.
I wrote a story about personal trainers and what it means to have a body. 2016.
I wrote a story about the cursed town where I went to high school, and how nobody ever gets out. It was published in an anthology called Strange California in 2017.
I was an editor and columnist at the Daily Californian from 2012-2014. This is the archive of my work there.
I wrote a story for this 2017 anthology featuring tales of strange love about applying Asimov's laws to a dating profile.
Parody of Gilbert & Sullivan. Talkin' bout my generation.
This is a horror story about things only the fire can tell you.
Good Days is a story about time and youth and how we spend it. 2017.
My story, "Portal," is about working retail and captivity and escape.
I wrote about the homeless people who shared my neighborhood in Oakland, back in 2014.
I write about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A lot. This show featured TV's first technopagan.
I have some freelance articles from 2014 in this Bay Area mag.
My story "The Debt" was included in this issue, about a rescue cat and the magic that all cats posses.
When The Book of Etta came out, I was thinking hard about one particular scene in The Handmaid's Tale. Let me tell you why.
Ugh I really thought it couldn't happen. What a time capsule of dread.
I stole my first diary. But I have kept one faithfully ever since.
Writers of dystopian fiction do not want to be right.
I have read Gone With the Wind over 100 times. That's how long it took me to pull apart the mythology of whiteness in that book.
IKEA is not what it seems.
Sandstorm by Darude is the song that never ends.
Literally a 10 Things About Me meme that was actually published.
This is the thing that has gotten me the most hate mail ever. It's about weight loss surgery, and being fat.
I published my first-ever horror story here. It's about YouTube stardom and the lengths people will go to to get it. I also have an interview in this issue.
I contributed to this nonfiction account of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley.
I wrote a poem about riding the bus. Yep.
I wrote a short letter to Anais Nin. It's here.
Speaking at my commencement was one of the best moments of my life. Watch me do it here.