Content Warnings

I’m one of those people who intensely dislikes spoilers (even the story description on the back cover gives me headaches), but at the same time, I want to be able to accommodate the people who need to know what’s coming. This was my compromise with myself. Please see below for any relevant content warnings. Because there’s a warning for it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s prevalent in the story, just present. If you think I’ve missed something, please send me an email through my contact page.

I’ll warn for graphic sex scenes, but I won’t warn for the existence of prominent LGBTQIA+ characters nor for the presence of profanity. Queer people don’t need a warning label, and although it’s not ubiquitous, assume that I’ll swear at least once.

No content warnings for individual poems, but I might set up warnings for my collections.

[Update: As of April 2023, I’m going to try something new by putting content warnings on the copyright page or, for collections, at the end of the book and indicated in the Table of Contents. This site will continue to be updated regularly. I will note below if there will be a special page of CWs.]


The Thorns Series (in book order):

THORNS: Sexual assault, dubious consent, off-screen torture, graphic sex and violence (not widespread)

ROSE RED: Miscarriage, sexual assault of a minor, medical assault, animal death, misogyny, homophobia, infidelity, graphic sex and violence (not widespread)

BLUEBIRDS: Homophobia, infidelity, dubious consent, graphic sex and violence (not widespread)


Standalone Novels/Collections (in alphabetical order):

DEAD ENDS: Morbidity, sexual violence, suicide, murder, grief, death, decay

DEEP DOWN: Apocalypse, child death, animal death, graphic violence and body horror

DRIFT: Sexual abuse, incestuous desire, infidelity, captivity

NOCTURNE: Bullying, implied abuse, anorexic/purging behavior

OUT OF CURIOSITY AND HUNGER: Animal death, callous disregard for life, murder


Short Stories (in alphabetical order):

“Blackberry Wine”: N/A

“Blood Mother”: Fertility cult, teen pregnancy due to breeding program, off-screen rape, forced birth, pregnancy horror, gore, extreme endometriosis

“Courtship”: Morbid fixation, misogyny, abuse, chronic disease

“The Cut”: N/A

“Dissolution”: Slimy body horror

“Lullaby”: N/A

“Ragged”: Children bullying children, violence against children by a child

“Resin”: Homophobia, teen death, references to sexual behavior of a minor

“Show Me”: Misogyny, domestic abuse, trans body horror, surgical horror

“A Still and Weathered Stone”: Morbid fixation

“Tastes of Desperation”: Supernatural sexual coercion (adult, implied minor), consumption of strange meat and blood

“The Thing That Crawls”: Homophobia, infidelity, domestic violence, military service

“Wandering Lights”: Mild harm to children

“The Warmth of Many Skins”: Misogyny, graphic violence, attempted sexual assault, animal death