Bio & Press


I'm a writer, performer, director and independent producer. My work crosses and combines genres, from historical to contemporary to YA to horror. My novels--including THE CIPHER, SKIN, BUDDHA BOY, TALK, HEADLONG, and the UNDER THE POPPY trilogy--have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. CHRISTOPHER WILD is the latest - watch the trailer here.


The Big Idea behind CHRISTOPHER WILD

Kathe Koja in the New Yorker

Kathe Koja in the New York Times

Publishers Weekly on BUDDHA BOY

Publishers Weekly on THE CIPHER


I create performative fiction events, solo and with an ensemble of creative artists, with my company Loudermilk Productions LLC.

GLITTER KING, adapted from Marlowe's EDWARD II, is coming in 2018.


GK_2_v2I'm globally-minded, and based in Detroit USA, where I live with artist Rick Lieder, and Dash the cat. Cat