About Courtney

The Basics

Courtney Floyd writes speculative fiction for the page and podcatcher. Her work has appeared in publications including Fireside Magazine and Tor.com and her audio drama, The Way We Haunt Now, is available wherever you get your podcasts. When she’s not writing, she’s moonlighting as a Hugo-nominated podcast editor at Strange Horizons. Follow her on Twitter @cannfloyd

The Slightly More Elaborate Version

Courtney Floyd grew up in New Mexico, where she learned to write between tarantula turf wars and apocalyptic dust storms. She collects books, bones, and beetles – in no particular order of importance – and uses them in elaborate rituals to invoke her muses. Having escaped the desert, she now lives in New England with her partner, her hellhounds, and a couple of opinionated cats. Her short fiction has appeared in Fireside Magazine and Tales of the Talisman, and her non-fiction can be found on Tor.com. She is also the creator of The Way We Haunt Now, a lighthearted horror fiction podcast. When she’s not writing, she’s moonlighting as a Hugo-nominated podcast editor at Strange Horizons.

The Even More Elaborate Version

Courtney Floyd grew up in New Mexico, where she learned to write between tarantula turf wars and apocalyptic dust storms. She collects books, bones, and beetles – in no particular order of importance – and uses them in elaborate rituals to invoke her muses. Having escaped the desert, she now lives in New England with her partner, her hellhounds, and a couple of opinionated cats.

Just in case it isn’t obvious, Courtney writes speculative fiction which usually falls into the categories of contemporary and urban fantasy but has also been called “weird,” “dark,” and various flavors of “punk.” Her short fiction has appeared in Fireside Magazine and Tales of the Talisman, and her non-fiction can be found on Tor.com. She is also the creator of The Way We Haunt Now, a lighthearted horror fiction podcast. When she’s not writing, she’s moonlighting as a Hugo-nominated podcast editor at Strange Horizons.

Courtney holds a PhD in English from the University of Oregon. Her research focused on disability representation and information and communications media (particularly, newspapers and advertising) in late-Victorian sensational and gothic novels, which she likes to argue are the ancestors of Urban Fantasy (especially when she’s had lots of coffee or scotch).

You can follow Courtney’s erratic, cryptic, and sometimes arcane musings on Twitter @cannfloyd.

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