Witches, Wands, and Winged Wolves: Dogbumps Academy Now Open!

Hear ye, hear ye, magical folx! Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Wixards, a new fantasy anthology about an enchanted college that celebrates diversity, has just been published by Thurston Howl Publications!

This anthology features my short story, “The Esteemed Magixzoologist, Fakhir Saleh,” about a Black transgender magic student who conducts research on winged wolves while trying to suppress her feelings for the graduate teaching assistant of her class. You can buy it in paperback from the publisher here or from Amazon here. An ebook release should follow soon.

I hope you will enjoy my story⁠—and the other charming stories in this book!

Fox Spirit: A Two-Tailed Adventure Wins a Leo Literary Award!

Hi, my dear friends! I have exciting news. I am proud and honored to announce that Fox Spirit: A Two-Tailed Adventure, my interactive novel from Choice of Games, has received a Leo Literary Award for Novels!

The Leo Literary Awards celebrate exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom: writings that feature anthropomorphic animals. Published authors nominate works from other authors. A panel of qualified judges then evaluates each nominee, and a benchmark score from the judges wins the piece a Leo Award.

This is the first award I have ever received for my fiction or game writing. I am so thrilled and grateful that my fellow authors nominated and voted for Fox Spirit!

Thank you to Thurston Howl and all the other folks from Furry Book Review who run the Leos (especially the judges!). Thank you to Ian Madison Keller, who hand-crafted the delightful lion plushies for the awards. Thank you to the Choice of Games team for taking a chance on this story and helping it shine. And a special thank-you to all the wonderful readers (like you!) who’ve enjoyed and supported my work. You encourage me to keep sending it out into the world, like messages in bottles tossed out to sea, hoping these gifts I offer will find a place to belong.

Congratulations to all the Leo winners and nominees–including Paola Tuazon, whose cover art for Fox Spirit was also nominated! Her artwork for the game is breathtaking, and I’m so glad it graces the pages!

If you haven’t read Fox Spirit: A Two-Tailed Adventure, you may do so here. You can play the first three chapters for free before purchasing the rest. I hope you will enjoy it!