CookeMcDermid has taken me under their literary management wing. I’m now represented by a wonderful agent, Rachel Letofsky. She represents other great writers such as Cherie Dimaline (The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild), Michelle Good (Five Little Indians), and Ellen Keith (The Dutch Wife). I look forward to my future with her representation and celebrate this first serious step of my career!
Werewolf Comic Anthology
Beth LaPensée invited me to be involved with her comic book project: A Howl. It’s a comic anthology featuring stories about wolves, werewolves, and rougarou. All stories will be written and illustrated by Indigenous creatives. And the most prolific Indigenous publisher in the US is putting it out, Native Realities Press. The Kickstarter campaign launches on May 4, 2021.
May 18th: HOWLS Release Party
The HOWL Society is holding a release party on May 18, 2021 to coincide with its publishing of Howls From Hell, a 16-story horror anthology with a foreword by Grady Hendrix. There will be live readings from a selection of writers and book giveaways. The virtual event will take place on Zoom at 4pm PST/7pm EST. Click here to reserve your ticket on Eventbrite. Space is limited.
May 28th: Celebrate Horror 2021
Sadie Hartmann of Night Worms has invited me to partake in her Celebrate Horror 2021 event which is a continuation of the virtual event the previous year. As the world has all but closed down, most events have had to be virtual or skipped altogether. Sadie has decided to put this event together for authors and it occurs during her birthday weekend, May 28-31st. Authors from the 2020 event include: Josh Malerman, Stephen Graham Jones, Grady Hendrix, Paul Tremblay, Laurel Hightower, and Danielle Trussoni. I will be reading my story, “She’s Taken Away,” from the forthcoming horror anthology, Howls From Hell.
June 1st: NeoPulp Reading Showcase
I’ve been invited by J.D. Graves of EconoClash Review (an imprint of Down & Out Books) to record a reading of one of my short stories for this event. I chose to read “Orange” from Anoka: A Collection of Indigenous Horror. There will be eleven readings during this semi-live virtual event, which will include authors such as V. Castro and Chandler Morrison.
I grew up in Southern California as a mixed-race kid. My dad is full Native and my mom is Italian, Finnish, English, and Scottish. I’m enrolled in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and have had my issues with identity. I find solace in horror. As with most 1990s weirdos who end up writing horror, I read Goosebumps and watched Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a kid. Always been infatuated with the weird and different. Love scaring people, love Halloween. Was drawn to outcasts, so I played guitar in metal and punk bands and wrote emotional, angsty songs. Yes, I’m new to the game, but I plan to stay here a while, to flip tropes on their head, and to make sure the world gets to experience more Indigenous literature, either by spreading my own or other talented folks’ work.
A Howl: Of Wolves, Werewolves, and Rougarou
Published by Native Realities Press
Slated for Late 2021
Published by Death’s Head Press
Slated for 2022
Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology
Published by ???
Slated for 2022