Here are all the books I have written, have short stories in, or have co-edited!
Nothing Without Us
by Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson
Twenty-two own-voice stories with protagonists who identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or who manage mental health.
We are the heroes, not the sidekicks.
Foreword by eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner Derek Newman Stille.
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The Stealth Lovers
After submitting to mandatory conscription, two young men begin Basic Training, or, “Vacay in Hay.”
Xaxall Dwyer Knightly saunters onto base without a care in the worlds, filled to the brim with sass. Vivoxx Nathan Tirowen is the son of a prominent general and must uphold the family name…while protecting a secret.
Little do they know they bond they feel will lead them to become The Stealth: legendary, formidable, and fabulous.
Life in the ’Cosm
When he’s not gorging on desserts, calming his hypochondriacal mum, or getting bone-crunching hugs from his warrior dads, Virj Ofreesin spends his time writing a fantasy novel about Frayda, the elegant half of the two-headed Dwa. Life is adequately mediocre until he learns the Dwa are gravely ill, and a mystical cure grows on a planet between two infamously warring worlds. Ignoring all warnings of danger, Virj embarks on the journey to be Frayda’s real-life hero, armed only with his stylus, and a boingy-haired nuisance who tags along.
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We Shall Be Monsters
My Monster CripLit story, The Hilltop Gathering, appears in what I’ve affectionately nicknamed “the Frankenthology” known as We Shall Be Monsters (Derek Newman-Stille, Renaissance). Frances Elizabeth, or Frank E., is the first disabled protagonist I’ve ever written. The story takes place on her sixteenth birthday, as the family comes together to celebrate it. She receives a gift from her mother that sparks quite the reaction.
Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland
My urban-fantasy/sci-fi mashup, A Night at the Rabbit Hole, starring a non-binary Alice and their crush Bunni, was not only published in Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland (Colleen Anderson, Exile Editions), but it was also reprinted in Exile Literary Quarterly. This was the first short story I’ve ever sold!