I am a science fiction and fantasy writer living in St. Paul, Minnesota. I’ve been writing science fiction and fantasy for twenty years. My short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus Awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. My book CATFISHING ON CATNET came out on November 19th, 2019 from Tor Teen, and you can see the cover and read an excerpt here. It has won the Minnesota Book Award and the Edgar Award, it was a finalist for the Nebula Award, and as of the beginning of June 2020 it is currently a finalist for the Locus Award, the ITW Thriller Award, the Lodestar “Not a Hugo” award, and the Anthony Award.
I also write about politics (mainly elections) in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The main thing I do is to write an election guide with an in-depth guide to the candidates in local races, especially races that tend to not get a lot of coverage. I have been doing this since 2007 or 2008 — I started out just typing up my ballot research into my LiveJournal so that my local friends could benefit from my Googling, and they passed along the link to friends and neighbors, and now thousands of people check out one or more of my posts each year. I write this guide as a hobby and as a form of public service.