I’m a citizen of the Cherokee Nation from Bushyhead, Oklahoma. I’ve done many things to earn a living: programming, washing dishes, providing tech support, welding, and shelving library books, to name just a few. My current and longest-held career has been teaching at the college level.
I have published three short stories in the genre of Indigenous science fiction. My short story “Land Run on Sooner City” can be found in mitewacimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction & Speculative Storytelling. “Digital Medicine” was included in the People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed Magazine, which won the 2017 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. It was reprinted in Hivemind: Global Speculative Fiction. And “Virtually Cherokee” was printed in the April 2023 issue of Lightspeed Magazine and also turned into a podcast.
In addition to creative work, I have published critical work on animals in Native literature and have spoken internationally on the topics of nonhumans and Indigenous science fiction. I currently teach digital storytelling and Native Studies in Albuquerque, New Mexico.