About me

I have been writing fiction my entire life, but for a long time I thought I would be a scientist when I grew up. On my first day of college, I discovered that geology was the one field where I could get course credit for hiking and camping, so that's what I picked. I studied geology and physics all through college at Brown University and graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, eventually earning a PhD in geophysics doing research on Himalayan mountain-building and Indian earthquakes.  

After attending the Clarion Writers' Workshop at the University of California at San Diego in 2010, I devoted myself in earnest to writing. I sold my first short story in fall of that same year. My short fiction has appeared in a number of science fiction and fantasy magazines, including Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov's, Lightspeed, and Tor.com.

In the spring of 2014, I sold my first two novels. My first novel, Shallow Graves, was published in January 2016. The Memory Trees followed in October 2017, and the summer of 2018 will bring City of Islands into the world. In 2018, I sold my first two science fiction novels for adults to Ace/Berkley, the first of which will be House of Wisdom.

I grew up in Colorado and spent most of my life there, but I now live in southern California. I do miss having seasons.