Isa Arsén is a certified bleeding heart based in South Texas, where she lives with her spouse and a comically small dog.
Her work has been featured in publications including Stone of Madness Press, Not One of Us, and The McNeese Review, as well as several independent anthologies and pieces of interactive media. Her debut novel, SHOOT THE MOON, is forthcoming with Putnam Books in 2023.
Isa is represented by Chris Bucci at Aevitas Creative Management.
Outside of writing, she is an audio engineer and can often be found in a climbing harness with chalk up to her elbows.
Janus Ward is a lonely man with a list of secrets so long he can hardly roll them all up into his back pocket anymore, chief among them the fact he can see the souls of everyone going through life around him. After his mother dies a tick past his nineteenth birthday and Janus shoots a man dead in Georgia, Janus hides under a false name and the rickety roof of God’s house with a reverend’s collar around his neck. Maris, a man who seems to come from nowhere, saunters in with an aura like nothing Janus has ever seen before and upends Janus’ life in one fell, beautiful swoop.