About Me

I’m a writer of Puerto Rican and Pennsylvania Dutch descent, born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, and currently living in Albany, NY. My username on Twitter is @RMoralesKearns.

My novel Kingdom of Women, about a female Roman Catholic priest in a slightly-alternate near-future, was published in  2017 by Jaded Ibis Press. The anthology I compiled/edited, The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women, came out in 2015. My magic-realist short story collection Virgins and Tricksters was published in 2012.

between slats croppedI’m also very interested in supporting other writers. I’ve started a small feminist publishing house, Shade Mountain Press, publishing literary fiction by women.

Among the charities I support are those that help cats and other non-human animals: Whiskers Animal Benevolent League, Kitten Angels, Aslan’s Cats, and Farm Sanctuary.

The title for this blog is a quote from a movie review by A.O. Scott:  “Its spirit is not so much caustic as utopian, though it conjures a utopia . . . of blithe cluelessness, earnest self-delusion and joyful nonsense.”