In addition to my work in academia, I am also a creative writer. I write poetry, fiction, and even a little creative non-fiction. My work is mostly speculative/fantastic, and I often draw on my academic interests for inspiration. My work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, the Dwarf Stars Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Washington Science Fiction Association’s […]


Sara Cleto and I co-own and operate The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, a (mostly) online school. We give lectures and teach courses on fairy tales, folklore, witches, writing, and more. Basically, your ultimate fantasy college courses, for a fraction of the price. We’re serious academics, but we also think learning should be joyful, fun, […]