TMS: Halfway Through!

I hit the halfway point and I can honestly say that everything has changed. I’m sleeping an average of six hours a night instead of two or three. My PHQ-9 score went from an unsustainable 23 to a 5. Can you believe that? Every day they ask me, “What word would you use to describe your mood?” and I’ve gone … Read More

May I Read You A Story? A Virtual Bloody Valentine.

The Colorado Springs Chapter of the Horror Writers Association has put together a virtual reading for Women in Horror Month. It’s an absolutely lovely way to listen to authors reading their work and support them. I was invited to read “Black Mary,” which is a dark tale about love, abuse, and survival. Darling, may I read you a story? You … Read More

Ten Word Review: I Will Find You

I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda This goes deeper into some cases. Folksy and sometimes chilling. 4/5

Read Apocalyptic Montessa for Halloween!

Streetwise Romeo and Juliet meets Stephen King’s Firestarter. HER MAMA ALWAYS SAID SHE WAS SPECIAL. HIS DADDY CALLED HIM A DEMON. BUT EVEN MONSTERS CAN FALL IN LOVE. Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner … Read More

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

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