Courtney Floyd is a speculative fiction writer…

Probably because she grew up in New Mexico, where she learned to write between tarantula turf wars and apocalyptic dust storms. Courtney’s work can be found in print and on your favorite podcatcher.

(She’s also a singer-songwriter, dog whisperer, recovering academic, vegan cooking enthusiast, and lots more. But you’re probably here for the writing thing.)

If you want to learn more about Courtney, check out the About page. If you’d rather just start reading or listening (wouldn’t we all?), scroll down for some easy ways to dive in.

A mutilated Furby sits on an altar-like stump in the woods...
A portrait of the author?

“A Post-Modern Oracle.” Fireside Fiction Magazine (2018).

“The piece is rather fun and funny, featuring a mesh of ancient power and modern (or post-modern) twists. The story illustrates a change in not only perspective but values from the stories about the old oracles, where fighting against prophecy means a person is doomed. This is a story that has learned from those older tales and taken a much different approach to fate and pride.”

Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

“H&D Plumbing.” Fireside Fiction Magazine (2017).

“The piece points to a secular kind of faith, one that allows [the characters] to deal with what happens while not claiming at some moral superiority. They simply have the skills required for this service, and so they use them to make their living … So yeah, a refreshing and fun piece that was a blast to read!”

Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

The Way We Haunt Now

A lighthearted horror audio drama about female friendship, found family, and fighting the narratives that try to define us – even in the afterlife. Oh, and ghosts. Did I mention ghosts? It follows dual protagonists, Eulalie Reed and Frankie Summerson, on their crash course toward self-fulfillment and friendship as they struggle to make the most of life and what comes after. Follow @HauntNowPod on Twitter and Instagram for updates!

What a great show! It’s scary but not in an in your face way, and it feels very grounded and human compared to some other horror podcasts (which I’m increasingly finding that I am too big of a baby to enjoy – it’s not them, it’s me). Really love the characters here too and I’m so glad I discovered this show. Looking forward to more!

Jeff Van Dreason

I’m really enjoying listening to this beautifully told ghost story develop. @cannfloyd is excellent at creating moments of creeping horror but also allowing wonderful moments of light and warmth!

Jen Sugden