I grew up in Arlington, Texas, surviving mainly on a steady diet of genre fiction and comic books. I got my BA 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. My fiction has appeared in Carve and Tor Nightfire's Come Join Us By the Fire 2. My nonfiction has appeared at Crimereads and Tor Nightfire. I also co-host two podcasts: Team Hurricane Returns (with Darrel Smith, Jr.) and Fandom University (with Sergio Hernandez), and am an occasional panelist on the Lovecraft Ezine Podcast. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and am finishing a new novel.