I've told stories since I was a little girl. I'm thrilled to have fulfilled my lifelong dream of being a published author. At least, I hope that I've come a little way since those tales about my cat and I going into space.

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Chicks Dig Comics
Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them
Published by Mad Norwegian Press, April 2012

In the essay, "Cosplay, Creation, and Community," I talk about my journey into cosplaying and how that led me to joining the efforts to help found GeekGirlCon. I dive into the ways that cosplaying connected me to the greater geeky community and how it brings people together.

Nominated for a Hugo award.

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Chicks Unravel Time
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
Published by Mad Norwegian Press, November 2012

In "How the Cold War Killed the Fifth Doctor," I look at season 21 of Doctor Who with the Fifth Doctor. Despite his celery-pinned lapel and whimsy, this incarnation of the Doctor suffers from being written during the Cold War and two superpowers with nuclear weapons pointed at each other. I explore how the storylines, and ultimately the Fifth Doctor's death, reflect the real world political theater.

Nominated for a Hugo award.

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Self Care Zine
Published by Archive Six, October 2013

Featuring "Goodbye Ghosts, No Means No," a short piece of autobiographical fiction where I explore sexual and emotional abuse and the trauma that lasts longer than the sting of a teenage broken heart.

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Self Care Zine: Food
Self Care Zine: Food
Published by Archive Six, December 2014

I contributed the autobiographical fiction piece, "The Chemistry of Buttermilk Pancakes," which looks at my family's history with food and my relationship with my now deceased grandmother. I also share my family's recipe for delicious buttermilk pancakes.

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