About


I am: 

  • A speculative fiction writer and poet who also has an epic fantasy novel, Elementarí Elementari Rising CoverRising, coming out in 2013
  • Cute and Creepy CatalogueThe co-author, along with Carrie Ann Baade, of Cute and Creepy, an art book (which you can order from Amazon by clicking on the picture).
  • A book reviewer for Fantasy Matters and interviewer for DJ Spooky’s Origin Magazine, (interviews with Neil Gaiman (p. 56) and China Miéville (p. 7) can be read online)

I’ve taught the rhetorics of the fantastic, uncanny, and grotesque in art and literature at the University of Colorado for a number of years, but come July, you can find me living in New York City.  

My short fiction and poetry has appeared in Word Riot, Strange Horizons, Neon, Bourbon Penn, Prick of the Spindle, Liquid Imagination, Corvus, Red Fez, Prime Number Magazine, The New York Quarterly, and storySouth, among others. 

All of my short fiction, poetry, and art articles can be found at nancyhightower.com

Header image by Siolo Thompson

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