Language is a marvelous thing. It’s fluid, it changes over time, it allows people to communicate in a myriad of ways. It gives us storytelling and love. Language, in all its many forms and transcendent qualities, is what ties us together as a species. Language has always been co-opted by oppressors in an effort to… Read More My Identity Is Political and I Will Not Be Silent
This is the blog-ified version of a series of tweets I made after finishing my novel, FIVE DEATHS AND A GOD. The storify is here. ^_^ ____ November 30th, 2017 *whispers* I finished my first novel yesterday after a six year hiatus. I’d like to tell you about my novel-writing journey thus far, because it’s… Read More Six Years and a Book: Finishing A Novel After A long Hiatus
Thrilled to share my dark fantasy story about a trans guy assassin who plays the long game to get what he wants. The Gentleman of Chaos It’s up at Apex Magazine, along with an interview with me conducted by Andrea Johnson! This issue has a fabulous TOC and I am honored to be a part… Read More THE GENTLEMAN OF CHAOS + author interview published at Apex Magazine!
The latest volume in Wilde Stories, a Year’s Best collection of gay speculative fiction edited by Steve Berman, is loose in the wilds! It includes a reprint of my story, “To the Knife-Cold Stars” (originally published in Escape Pod). There book has a fantastic line-up of excellent authors, and I’m honored to be included in such… Read More Wilde Stories 2016 is now available!
Delighted to announce my dark fairy tale-esque lesbian fantasy is live at Inscription Magazine! “Where Monsters Dance” (Content warning: domestic violence, transphobia.) This is a story very dear to my cyborg heart and I’m thrilled it’s found a great home. I hope you enjoy!
Delighted to share my SF story, “To the Knife-Cold Stars,” which is about cyborgs and wirepunk and learning to live again. It just went live on Escape Pod! You can read the text version or listen to the audio, which is guest-hosted by Rachael K. Jones and narrated by Mat Weller. To the Knife-Cold Stars This is part… Read More “To the Knife-Cold Stars” on Escape Pod!
First published in Scigentasy (2014). Reprinted in Cicada, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, GlitterShip, Great Jones Street, and Medium. Content Warnings: suicidal ideations, depression, slurs against queer people, emotional abuse. HOW TO BECOME A ROBOT IN 12 EASY STEPS by A. Merc Rustad How to tell your boyfriend you are… Read More How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps
RIDE THE MOON has launched! (02/29/2012) I’m terribly excited about this, you guys. It is bookday! From the backcopy of the anthology: For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time… Read More RIDE THE MOON