Tarver Nova

Welcome! I'm Tarver.

By night, I'm a spec-fic author.
Also by night, I'm an admin at a law firm.

I have stories and cats to share with you.
Glad you've stopped by.


Check out my latest stories, and see what's coming.

Resources for Writers

Some links that my fellow genre writers might find useful.


Don't believe the lies: I am not a cat. But I have three of my own, and I've fostered a clowder's worth.


Published Works

Published in the J.J. Outré Review – May 26, 2021

A fortune-telling trickster gets creative with her tarot cards when a bank heister takes her too seriously.

Crime/Humor | 4,000 words

Upcoming Works

Sentinel Crows

Forthcoming in Kaleidotrope – TBD

Death discovers that her crows have befriended the child whose soul they're meant to collect.

Fantasy | 4,600 words

Resources for Writers

Find a Market or Agent

Short Story Markets

Small Presses




Formatting and Standards

Professional Orgs



  • ASMRion - Background noise generator for focus

  • StayFocusd - Chrome app to limit time on distracting websites

  • Photopea - free Photoshop alternative


Cats. (1)

(1) Cats.