BIO

I was born under the indecisive skies of a cool November night in rural northern Virginia, but I now live in Ohio, where I recently finished my PhD in English and Folklore at The Ohio State University. I have also lived in Florida, just outside of New York City (my favorite place in the world) when I was an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College, California, and northern Virginia again to complete my MA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Folklore at George Mason University. I was also lucky enough to be able to live and study abroad in Oxford, UK and Galway, Ireland.

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Folk narrative is my passion and almost always the chief inspiration behind the creative writing and academic work that I do. I research and write about fairy tales, legends, myths, folk tales, and supernatural folklore broadly speaking (especially conceptions of magic and fairylore/witch lore.) I am also fascinated by retellings and reimaginings of these materials, both writing them myself and researching them, speculative literature of all kinds (especially the Gothic and Fantastic), nineteenth-century literature, feminist and queer theory, experimental literature, fashion, and digital media, particularly creative digital composing.

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My family and I are very close. I laugh way too hard at bad puns. I have two kitten familiars and a changeling of a boyfriend I adore. I’m a very typical Scorpio, an unapologetic geek, a bit too introverted and shy for my own good, an animal lover, and a huge believer in the magic beneath the mundane. I perpetually have ink on my fingers and a book in my hands.medievalunicorn

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