Due to construction at my apartment complex, my mail had been delayed for a while. But today, I finally got my copy of the October issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly!

It’s somewhat surreal to see my name on the cover of a magazine, which seems appropriate given the genre. I’m very happy to have this on my bookshelf.

Thanks to my recent short story sales, I am now an associate member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association! I have been a fan of science fiction since the age of 4. My dream is to inspire the same wonder, terror, and thrill in others that I’ve always felt as a consumer of the genre. I’m very happy to be a part of this association and look forward to sharing my speculative fiction with the world.

I am very pleased to announce that Cosmic Horror Monthly is going to publish my sci-fi horror story, “What Mel Knows.” Here’s a description of the story:

A lab accident leaves a physicist’s conscious mind jumping further and further into the future while her body remains in the present. But what happens when her mind reaches a future without her in it?

This is my very first short story and my first publication (aside from research papers). I am a physics major and drew on that background while writing it. Two side characters, Seth and Laura, are even named after my real lab partners from my time at Louisiana State University.

I had a lot of fun writing this somewhat sadistic story and can’t wait for it to appear in Cosmic Horror Monthly! It’s scheduled for sometime between July and December of this year. I’ll provide updates once I know the exact issue.