A Green and Ancient Light, Saga Press, 2016 (literary fantasy); named to Publishers Weekly‘s Best SF/Fantasy/Horror Books of 2016; selected as a Reading List Honor Book in fantasy by the American Library Association.

A Green and Ancient Light

A Green and Ancient Light








Arkham House, 1999 (dark fantasy); finalist for the International Horror Guild Award; reprinted by the SF Book Club, 2001; mass-market paperback edition from Ace Fantasy, 2005; audio book edition by Audible, 2013. See more details, reviews, images, and an excerpt at:


The Star Shard

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 (middle-grade fantasy) Visit the exclusive page for this book here:


Other fiction:

  • “The Fool Who Fished for a King,” Cricket Magazine, March-April 2000
  • “The Place of Roots,” Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2001; named as an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 15th Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • “The Gift,” Mooreeffoc Magazine, Winter 2001/2002; reprinted by Cicada Magazine, March/April 2003
  • “Star,” Cricket Magazine, February-March 2002; reprinted in October-November/December 2011
  • “Murik and the Magic Sack,” Cricket Magazine, November 2002; reprinted in April 2017
  • “The Guardian Tree,” part 2, Cricket Magazine, September 2003; commissioned for the magazine’s 30th anniversary issue
  • “Ren and the Shadow Imps,” Cricket Magazine, October 2003-January 2004; reprinted September 2012-January 2013; reprinted in Red Squirrel (Chinese language), Xiaoduo Media, June-July 2015
  • “The Enchanted Mountain,” Cricket Magazine, June-September 2005
  • “A Tale of Silences,” Cicada Magazine, January/February 2006
  • “The Bone Man” (novelette), Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2007; named to the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2007; nominated for the 2008 Locus Awards
  • “Under the Tower of Valk,” Ozment’s House of Twilight, Issue 7, Winter 2007; included in the flash-drive anthology Unconventional Fantasy, distributed to members of the World Fantasy Convention 2014.
  • “The Star Shard” (novelette), Cricket Magazine, April 2008-April 2009
  • “World’s End,” Black Gate #15, Spring 2011
  • “The Girl Who Writes the Future,” Cricket Magazine, November/December 2014-May 2015 (This was the culmination of a project called Crowd-Sorcery for which I also wrote prompts on the magazine’s web site.)
  • “Someplace Cool and Dark,” Challenge! Discovery, Edited by Jason M. Waltz, Rogue Blades Entertainment, Spokane, Washington, 2017
  • “A Fire in Shandria,” Challenge! Discovery, Edited by Jason M. Waltz, Rogue Blades Entertainment, Spokane, Washington, 2017



  • “The Man Who Stilled the Earth,” Fate Magazine, April 1998
  • “Japan’s Living Mummy,” Fate Magazine, November 2000
  • “The Great God Pan: Myth, Horror, and the Divine,” Fate Magazine, November-December 2010
  • “Riddles: An Ancient Game,” Cricket Magazine, April 2011
  • Typewriter Mania and the Modern Writer,”, June 6, 2016
  • “The Writing of ‘Someplace Cool and Dark,'” Challenge! Discovery, Edited by Jason M. Waltz, Rogue Blades Entertainment, Spokane, Washington, 2017
  • “Fiction by Typewriter: An Interview with Three Writers and Some Additional Thoughts,” ETCetera No. 120, Spring 2018



  • “Where the Witches Dwell,” Weird Tales Magazine #337, July 2005
  • “A Request of the Minstrel,” Weird Tales Magazine #341, August-September 2006


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