Winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize

“Inventive, atmospheric, and fiendishly delightful.”
—Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners



A Story in Cards:
Shuffle, Cut, Play, Read

In this gothic fable, a sprawling family fights to preserve itself against the wiles of the knavish bank people—and against its own deep-buried secrets. Learn more or buy now from Ninepin Press.


05.16.2016: “Hansel, Gretel, Grendel,” a story I co-wrote with Emily Houk, was published in issue 66 of Conjunctions. The story also appears online.

04.29.2016: I was interviewed for The Rumpus by Jason Eells. We discussed interactive fiction, Ninepin Press, and other projects.

04.04.2016: The audio edition of “The Family Arcana,” featuring a different reader for each of the fifty-cards, is now available via the Ninepin Press bandcamp page.

02.18.2016: My story “The Chambers” appears in FLASHed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose.

01.26.2016: My story written via Twitter polls, “Untine,” is complete and may be read in its entirety here. The story was featured at Huffington Post, Good Magazine, and Bustle.

12.10.2015: My essay on studying with writer and translator William Weaver appears in A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors.

11.04.2015: I’m writing a story using Twitter polls to let readers choose what happens next. Read and vote here.

10.11.2015: “Fabricationist DeWit Remakes the World,” an interactive science fiction story written for TEDxCERN, is now available online.

09.22.2015: “The Family Arcana,” a story in cards, is now available from Ninepin Press.

09.16.2015: My story “Recalled” appears in Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto.

02.27.2015: I wrote about Five Books That Are Also Labyrinths for

06.30.2014: “A Window or a Small Box,” my novelette originally published by, appears in the 2014 edition of The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton (Indiebound | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon).

04.11.2014: “Dogs in the Snow” is among the winners of the 3 Minute Futures contest, sponsored by To the Best of Our Knowledge. A radio play adaptation produced by EST/LA is featured on this week’s episode (listen online | read the original text | more about the story).