I’ll Be Teaching at the Virtual ANWA Conference!

I’ve really been looking forward to my first American Night Writers Association conference! Once upon a time we thought “this Covid thing” would all be over with and we’d be back to life as normal, but that obviously isn’t the case. I love that we have conference leaders who care about their attendees enough to do the entire conference virtually. … Read More

I’m a Guest on Dead Headspace Podcast!

My friends, did you miss me like I’ve missed you? I’m thrilled to share that I had a great time on the Dead Headspace Podcast! We discussed…well, what didn’t we discuss? Writing and quarantine and Covid and serial killers and family and Williams Syndrome and medieval daggers. You can listen to the Miss Murder episode here. I recorded it in … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Fruit Bites

“Mooooooo-ooooom, I want a treat but we don’t have anything.” Or “Let’s bake a pie, but that will take a million years!” Or “It’s too hot to have the oven on for very long, but piiiiiiiie.” I have it covered. This is a go-to treat that whips up quickly, is super easy, and still manages to taste decadent. Better yet, … Read More

This Mother’s Day Thing is a Mixed Bag

It’s time for my reminder about Mother’s Day. We love our mothers. Of course we love our mothers. But they drive us crazy. They raised us wonderfully/strangely/amazingly/poorly or they didn’t raise us at all. They fill us with love or hate or guilt or horror or remorse. We take care of them or they take care of us. Perhaps we … Read More

A Pretty Little Dead Girls Manicure!

My friend Erin Lewis is a genius. She does the most stunning manicures, and lately she’s taken to doing a series of book covers. They are whimsical and delightful. So imagine my joy when she surprised me with her take on the Pretty Little Dead Girls cover!   This is what she had to say. Today’s literary isolation maniCURE is … Read More

Tales of the Lost Citadel! And My Story “The Bone-shaker’s Daughter.”

I’m delighted to share Tales of the Lost Citadel by Green Ronin! It’s a very cool anthology that takes place in possibly the last city in the world. The RPG setting will be released later. I’m delighted to share my story “The Bone-shaker’s Daughter” as a sample of the anthology. You may read it for free here. Ari Marmell is … Read More

Pre-Order the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

Oh, my friends! I am so incredibly excited for this day! You are able to pre-order the Arterial Bloom Anthology! Eeeeee! Pre-orders help the book make a bigger splash on release day, which helps get the word out a little bit more. You can pre-order here. Lush. Brutal. Beautiful. Visceral. Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Linda D. Addison!

May I just tell you what a glory and a wonder Linda Addison is? She is a ferocious, empathetic, wise powerhouse and a sorceress with words. I approached her about writing the foreword to Arterial Bloom, and even though her schedule is packed, she was gracious enough to carve out enough time to fit us in. She did such a … Read More

Please Welcome Armand Rosamilia to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

I’d love to introduce you to Armand’s beautifully complex story titled “Three Masks.” It weaves different people and objects together into something that will break your heart. It’s like reading a waterfall because there are so many moving parts. “If you wear a mask for too long you start to forget who the real you is. Unlike the lie your … Read More

My Flash Fiction Story: BLEED

Marlys was a different woman every day. “Don’t ever leave me,” she’d say. He promised to stay. Or “I’ll never feel normal again. You should just go.” He still promised to stay.   I’m delighted to share that my new story “Bleed” is up on the Pen of the Damned website.  “Bleed” is a very dark tale that is, tragically, based … Read More