I grew up in Arlington, Texas, surviving mainly on a steady diet of genre fiction and monster movies. I got my bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008, and my MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2016. My debut novel, A Cosmology of Monsters, was released in hardcover by Pantheon books in September of 2019. Vintage/Anchor published the paperback in August of 2020. I'm currently live alone in the dark woods of Alabama, and am at work on a new novel.