About MeI've been writing since I jotted down a story about a talking hamburger on the pages of my father's day planner when I was six. During college, I was published as an academic and as a short story writer.
Now I write technothrillers. But I'd like to think they're not just thrillers. They're a touch literary, because that's how I started. A little feminist, because I apologize less these days. Very technical, because details are important.
I genuinely believe well-written stories are a tool for self-reflection and improvement. We never see ourselves clearly, but sometimes we get a glimpse of ourselves in a character. Stories let us process our emotions, wrestle with hard decisions, and explore the consequences of our actions.
The stories we tell ourselves matter because that is how we make and remake ourselves. Telling (and reading) meaningful stories is how we get a better understanding of experiences we haven't lived.
And that matters a lot.
Because 2020I'm still not sure how I can best help, but I do know one thing. I don't need the royalties from my books to live on right now. For the next five years, I will donate all of the royalties from my books to one of the charities below. I've made my own donations already, and my royalties aren't a lot.
But it's something. And if we all do a little something, maybe 2021 will be better.
- Northside Funders Group (to support businesses in North Minneapolis)
- Midway United (to support the Midway neighborhood)
- We love Lake Street
- Southern Poverty Law Center
About My BooksCurrently, I'm writing in the Navy Trent series. I write each book so it can be read standalone, so don't worry about jumping to whichever book interests you most.
Check out the books page for more details on each novel.
Books and publications
- Humans, Practicing (your favorite local bookstore, Next Chapter Booksellers, Magers and Quinn, Moon Palace Books, playlist, art, trailer, Amazon)
- From Hackerville With Love (your favorite local bookstore, Next Chapter Booksellers, Magers and Quinn, Art, More art, Trailer, playlist, Amazon)
- Trap and Trace (your favorite local bookstore, Moon Palace Books, Amazon, playlist)
- "Sarina, Sweetheart", a novel, quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 contest
- "Signs of My Cities", a photography book
- "Flighty Youth", Spring 2006 issue of the Raritan, a quarterly published by Rutgers University
- "Modern Mayhem", reprinted online at Writersworld.com(website no longer up)
- "Directions" in BellTower, print literary magazine at Purdue University, won first prize in the fiction section
- "The Trojan Made Me Do It: A First Step in Statistical Based Computer Forensics Event Reconstruction", by Megan Carney and Marc Rogers. International Journal of Digital Evidence, Spring 2004, Volume 2, Issue 4
- "Modern Mayhem", 2002 issue of Wayfarer, literary magazine at University of Minnesota
- "Swing By Close" in Wayfarer, won first prize in fiction section
- "Active Monitoring of Network Systems using Mobile Agents", by Anand Tripathi, Tanvir Ahmed, Sumedh Pathak, Abhijit Pathak, Megan Carney, Murlidhar Koka, and Paul Dokas. In proceedings of Networks 2002, a joint conference of ICWLHN 2002 and ICN 2002, 269-280, 2002.
- "Paradigms for Mobile Agent-Based Active Monitoring", by Anand Tripathi, Tanvir Ahmed, Sumedh Pathak, Megan Carney, Paul Dokas. IEEE Network Operation and Management Symposium (NOMS-2002), 65-78, 2002.