About Me

I write novels. I mean, I do other things too – but the books are probably the reason you’re reading this. So here goes.

To date, I’ve had 23 full-length projects published. My most recent books are The Toll, The Agony House, and The Family Plot. My best-known book is probably Boneshaker (2009) – which was nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Boneshaker also won the PNBA Award, as well as the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

You can find a mostly proper bibliography over here.

On a more personal note – in 2006 I moved from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Seattle, Washington. Then in 2012, I moved back to Tennessee. In 2017, I moved back to Seattle – where I live at present with my husband, two dogs, and a very large cat we call the House Yeti.

It’s kind of a long story.

I was born in Tampa, Florida, on the day Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. I’m inordinately fond of zombies, trashy goth music, and cheap red wine. I have a phobic aversion to unfinished ceramics, an allergy to yellow dye #7, and a morbid fear of sloths.

For further stats, check my Wikipedia entry. It’s mostly correct, though often at least partially wrong – and routinely out of date. Wikipedia won’t let me fix anything, even my occupations, publications, or graduation years. Apparently I’m not qualified to address such matters of hearsay.