ARCHIVIST WASP forthcoming from Small Beer Press in May!

February 24th, 2015

So I’ve been very remiss in posting here, and I hope to have the whole site updated at some point, but meantime!

My novel ARCHIVIST WASP is due out from Small Beer Press’s YA imprint Big Mouth House on May 12, 2015.

Starred review from Kirkus!

“Archivist Wasp is a gorgeous and complex book, featuring a deadly girl who traverses an equally deadly landscape. Wasp won me over, and she’s sure to find fans among teens and grown-ups alike.”
— Phoebe North, author of Starglass

“A tremendously inventive and smart novel. Archivist Wasp is like Kafka by way of Holly Black and Shirley Jackson, but completely original. Highly recommended.”
— Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy

“A gorgeous, disturbing, compelling book with a smart, complicated heroine who bestrides her post-apocalyptic world like a bewildered force of nature. Reading it was a wild ride and a thoroughly satisfying one.”
— Delia Sherman, author of The Freedom Maze

“Brutal post-apocalypse meets sci-fi techno-thriller meets a ghost story for the ages in this astonishingly original novel from Nicole Kornher-Stace. You’ve never read anything like Archivist Wasp, but once you have you’ll be clamoring for more.”
— Mike Allen, author of Unseaming

“One of the most revelatory and sublime books I’ve ever read, Archivist Wasp is a must-read for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction. Kornher-Stace is a genius, and I can’t wait to see what she does next!”
— Tiffany Trent, author of The Unnaturalists

It’s preorderable on Amazon right now.

I’ll be reading from it at KGB on May 20, and hopefully also at WisCon, Readercon, and World Fantasy.

Short story with tip jar

September 4th, 2011

To help pay for $30,000+ of Suddenly Very Necessary Repairs to our house and property, here’s an unpublished short story for you to read. There’s a tip jar below — anything you could throw in would be greatly appreciated!

Bakesale/booksale to save my house!

September 2nd, 2011

I’m running an ongoing bakesale/booksale over on Livejournal, proceeds to help pay for $30,000+ worth of water damage repairs to our house and property (a few photos here). I also have a posted a new unpublished short story with a tip jar for those of you who’d like to help but aren’t interested in ordering cookies, caramels, or books. Thanks so much!

March 14th, 2011

For the week of March 13 through March 21, I’ll be donating all my royalties from book sales to Doctors Without Borders in the wake of the crisis in Japan. (Sales tracked through Amazon’s Author Central and rounded up when in doubt.) So if you were thinking of checking out either Desideria or The Winter Triptych, please consider doing so this week. Help me lose as much royalty money as I possibly can!

Two things!

March 13th, 2011

New poem “The Witch’s Heart” live at Apex and an interview with the Interstitial Arts Foundation!

The Winter Triptych

February 14th, 2011

The Winter Triptych was released today with paperback and e-book versions available direct from Papaveria Press and a Kindle edition available on Amazon.

Forthcoming in February 2011 (in paperback and ebook) from Papaveria Press!

January 13th, 2011


December 12th, 2009

“To Seek Her Fortune” to Clockwork Phoenix 3. Steampunk. Obliquely.

Featured poet + chapbook!

July 24th, 2009

I’m the Featured Poet in the Summer 2009 issue of Goblin Fruit. What’s more, you can find those poems, as well as a collaborative poem written with C.S.E. Cooney, plus some really really shiny illustrations, in my limited-edition chapbook, Demon Lovers and Other Difficulties, available here.


March 19th, 2009

“Off the Path,” my second ever attempt at flash ever ever, to appear in the April issue of Lone Star Stories.