Hi, I'm Lucy ... thanks for visiting! Five of my works have received the Bram Stoker Award:
· My fiction collection While the Black Stars Burn
· My fiction collection Soft Apocalypses
· Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer's Survival Guide
· My short story "Magdala Amygdala"
· My poetry collection Chimeric Machines
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.
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. In June 2016, I graduated from the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing program.
To date, I've made over 150 short fiction sales, over 60 poetry sales, and over 160 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.