Please Welcome the Incredible Christopher Barzak to Arterial Bloom!

You guys. YOU GUYS. Christopher Barzak is one of my very favorite authors ever. His work is ephemeral, gritty, and will make you catch your breath. It’s the prettiest pain you’re ever going to read. Start with Map of Seventeen or One for Sorrow to see what I mean.  Or start with his multilayered “Dead Letters” included in Arterial Bloom! I’m so thrilled to … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes John Boden!

John Boden is one of my favorite working authors. He has what we call “Shineyisms”. Shineyisms are these gorgeous turns of phrase that are dark, otherworldly, and distinctly him. John really brought it with his ephemeral story, “Doodlebug.” In pictures she is char and bone. Black crackle and tooth. A handful of diamonds scattered on fresh tar. Of all the … Read More

Arterial Boom Welcomes Jennifer Loring!

I’m delighted to announce our next author in the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jennifer Loring‘s story “What Remained of Her” is an unflinching staring contest between the hunters and the hunted. Her story bares its teeth and makes a strong, timely statement about society’s value of women. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I feel so privileged to … Read More

The Arterial Bloom Anthology Welcomes Author Ken Liu!

Ken Liu is one of my very favorite authors. I “met” him years ago when he was on the Shock Totem board, and he wrote the most amazing flash fiction stories. Cut to now, where his complex, rich worlds have garnered him a slew of well-deserved awards. I was over the moon when Ken allowed me to publish his story … Read More

The Arterial Bloom Cover Reveal!

It’s stunning! I couldn’t be more pleased! What do you think? Sadie Colleen Hartmann is hosting the cover reveal over on Night Worms. Please stop by to see it!The cover art was created by our very own Todd Keisling.

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Author Jimmy Bernard!

What a pleasure to introduce Jimmy Bernard to the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jimmy’s monster story centers around three young sisters who are forced to keep the horrors at bay. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I hope it infects you, as well. She didn’t even remember how they’d come to live here. She remembered Mom and Dad, … Read More

A Sneak Peek of the Arterial Bloom Cover!

My darlings! The cover is finished and I couldn’t be more pleased! It’s such a thing of beauty. Most of you know my friend Todd Keisling as a phenomenal writer. What you might not know is that he also designs beautiful book covers. Todd took the concept of Arterial Bloom and turned out something gorgeous and fitting. We’ll reveal the entire … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Carina Bissett!

Oh, my friends. Carina Bissett is one of my very favorite authors out there, and I am so delighted to include her in the lineup! Her story is titled “Rotten” and it’s such a gorgeously written, sensual, sinister retelling of a classic fairy tale. As an aside, I took Carina’s “Monstrous Women” class at The Storied Imaginarium and it was … Read More

WIP Wednesday

    There’s so much going on, my friends! Let’s play a little catchup and use this for accountability, yes? Arterial Bloom: I’m working on edits and getting everything sent back to the authors. These stories are AMAZING. Each time I open one up, I’m transported all over again. I’m trying to get everything finished by the weekend, but life … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Dino Parenti!

I’m so excited to welcome Dino Parenti to the Arterial Bloom anthology! I was fortunate to meet Dino through Gamut Magazine, and he has greatly enriched my life as a friend, coworker, and author. His story “Blue Was Her Favorite Color” is absolutely phenomenal. It’s eerie, sad, and sinister. I can’t wait until you can all read it. The facts … Read More