It is 1890, and London has secrets. For sixteen-year-old Will Winchester, the safety of his own secrets rests one atop the other. Hiding his gender queerness is important. But so is hiding the ghostly voices of the Missing, which Will hears when no one else can —until the Spiritualist Black Cross Order of Occult Occurrences wants him in their service to keep peace between London’s living and dead.
Nominated for the Walter Dean Myers Award 2018 and requested submission by ALA/GLBTRT Stonewall Youth Subcommittee.
“The Mourning Club” | F(r)iction Lit Mag — forthcoming
Winner of the Anspaugh Fiction Award 2019
“Death on Vacation” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11
“Persephone Before the Underworld” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11, Obsidian 43.2
Winner of the 2017 Bettye Newman Poetry Award, 43rd New Millennium Writings finalist
“N 36th & Fremont Ave” | CatheXis Northwest Press
“Hansel & Gretel On a Day Trip” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10, F(r)iction Vol. 10
“In No Particular Order, a Series of Sleepless Nights” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10, F(r)iction Series Vol. 10
“Hylophobia” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10 — Pushcart Prize nominee
“New Jersey, 1999” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11
“Paper Birds” | Winner of the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize 2019