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In my copious free time, I write both nonfiction and fiction. I have had one novel and three short story collections published to date: Silver Moon, A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories, Night's Kiss and Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing. In addition, I'm the editor of the fantasy and horror anthology Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories and co-editor, with JoSelle Vanderhooft, of Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic.
My short fiction, erotic and otherwise, has appeared or is forthcoming in some 70 publications including multiple volumes of Best Lesbian Erotica and Best New Erotica. My science fiction and fantasy and romance short fiction has been/will be published in such anthologies and other venues as The Ladies of Trade Town, So Fey: Queer Faery Fictions, Farrago's Wainscot, Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Histories, Tales of the Unanticipated , Simulacrum, Zowie! It's Yaoi!, Best Lesbian Romance (multiple volumes) and sundry other places. Almost inevitably, I've got a couple of novels in progress. My nonfiction has appeared in a variety of newspapers and websites and in Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2008).
When I'm not writing, I test computer software, attend (and volunteer at) community arts and political events and hang out with my friends and my wife (married all official and properlike in Iowa). I occasionally teach writing classes at various venues including The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and I do a lot of programming at science fiction conventions.
Sundry accolades: Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing - winner of a 2008 Goldie Award for Lesbian Erotica, a 2008 Lesbian Fiction Reader's Choice Award and shortlisted for the 2008 Spectrum Award for Short Fiction (for "Medusa's Touch").
Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories - 2009 Goldie Award finalist for Speculative Fiction and 2009 Vogel Award finalist for Lynne Jamneck's "The Oath" and Lyn McConchie's "Waiting Tables and Time." 2010 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Best Other Work and three short fiction finalists: "One Horse Town" by Melissa Scott, "City of the Dead" by Kaite Welsh and "Waiting Tables and Time" by Lyn McConchie.
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