Writing

SQUID EMPIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CEPHALOPODS

An epic half billion years of evolution brought one extraordinary group of animals from mud-grubbing snails to monstrous monarchs of the sea—and, eventually, to the calamari on your dinner plate.

The book was published October 2017 by ForeEdge, an imprint of the University Press of New England. You can order from Amazon or your local bookstore.

Find reviews and other information on the book page.






Journalism & Essays & Blogs
Fiction

"Talk To Us," my short story about the evolution of octopus society on an almost-post-human Earth, was published in Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology (Obsolescent Press, 2013).

"Incoming" is flash fiction about three giant squid who are just as ambitious and reckless as young adults of any other species.

I've also completed a novel for young readers called Heart Set Free. It's the story of a girl and her squid. Here is a reference to the very early genesis of the idea, here is a silly drawing, and here is an excerpt.

And then I've got about seventy-hundred and twelve-teen other partially drafted short stories and novels. Here, have a summary and an excerpt of one called The Sky Mother's Children.



Institutional Writing
  • Writing, illustration and design of the annual newsletter for Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, 2011 and 2012.

Editing

Research