Oh, baby, you go, Lucky said, and I turned it loose. Danced. Surrendered my body to the music as completely as I would to a trusted lover, as I had at sixteen when music and sex and life were so raw, so exciting that I thought I would die of my own jackhammer heart. Tonight, as then, the music was lust and exuberance and joy in being alive, and it danced me down into the hot bright places of myself.
Writer and screenwriter. My novel Solitaire is a New York Times Notable novel and was a finalist for the Nebula, Spectrum, and Endeavour awards. The novel is currently in reissue from Small Beer Press. My collection Dangerous Space includes two Nebula finalists, three Tiptree Honor stories, an Astraea Prize winner, and a story adapted for television. I currently have a screenplay in development.I graduated from Clarion in 1988. I taught Clarion West in 2007. I am now the Board Chair of Clarion West.My partner is novelist Nicola Griffith. We live in Seattle, where we write and also offer editing and coaching service to writers through Sterling Editing.
Solitaire, Small Beer Press (2011) and HarperCollins (2002). Read the first chapter.Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press (2007). Read three stories from the collection:"Strings" (Collected in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror vol 8)"And Salome Danced" (Tiptree Honor Story)"Dangerous Space" (Nebula finalist, Tiptree Honor Story)
I'm fascinated by all the ways there are to be human. I write about identity, big feelings, the unexpected consequences of small choices, what it means to yearn. I write about joy and hope and love and fear. And sometimes there is science (grin).
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