Biography

Photo by Jessica Hilt

Photo by Jessica Hilt

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 very first day of college I discovered that geology was the one field of study where I could get course credit for hiking and camping, so that's what I picked.

I studied geology and physics all through college and graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in geophysics doing research on Himalayan mountain-building and Indian earthquakes.  

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

I grew up in Colorado and spent most of my life there, but not that long ago I traded the mountains for the beach and relocated to southern California.