Hi, I'm Lucy ... thanks for visiting my little corner of the Web! My short story "Magdala Amygdala" won the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction in 2013; you can find it and other dark stories in my new collection Soft Apocalypses. I'm also the author of the Jessie Shimmer urban fantasy series from Del Rey and Alliteration Ink:
· Shotgun Sorceress
· Switchblade Goddess
· Devils' Field
You can find more stories about the characters in Spellbent in my collection Orchid Carousals.
My poetry collection Chimeric Machines was released in March 2009; in March 2010, it won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry.
I'm also the author of Sparks and Shadows, which won the 2008 Editors' Choice Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Collection. My humor collection Installing Linux on a Dead Badger came out in October 2007.
I'm a graduate of the Clarion workshop and from 2006-2014 I directed the writing workshops at the Context convention. Since January 2010, I've been an adjunct faculty member in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. As of June 2014, I'm a student in the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing program.
To date, I've made over 120 short fiction sales, over 60 poetry sales, and over 140 nonfiction sales on topics ranging from faeries to medicinal botany to ethernet switches. (Why the focus on sales?) I have also written for role playing and educational games. If you'd like to see my entire list of publications, see my bibliography.
If you'd like to read some of my work online or download some free short e-books, visit the Reading Room or see my columns at Horror World.
I live in Worthington, Ohio with my husband, Gary A. Braunbeck; we've written several stories together. If you'd like to know more, take a look at my biography or read through some of my interviews.