In a divided, futuristic society, young Mira comes to realize they've inherited their grandparent's terrifying, supernatural abilities while across the world - and destined to converge - Salax understands that they can alter people's epigenetic information to change future generations to fit their plan for humanity.
If Charlie Kaufman wrote Little House on the Prairie with a religious cult looming, it would be THE CYCLE OF SOIL, a grounded, near future series. All genders are "they" because, well, this is the future.
GRENADINE KISSES AT MIDNIGHT (story collection)
GRENADINE KISSES... is a collection of dark, tender stories that reads like the love child of Aimee Bender and Rikki Durconet. Historical figures often play into the stories, like the French revolutionary Guy Debord who finds a dead bunny in his wall.
The collection focuses on the many definitions of 'connection' - some bizarre, some deranged, and some deeply moving. In one story a man falls in love with the picture of a fetus. In another, a girl understands the up side of having a third leg. In another, frogs are disappearing...
Most of the stories have been previously published in places like NAR, Folio, The Portland Review, Pif, and 10,000 Pounds of Black Ink and nominated for awards.