Tim Chizmar and I had a great time doing a one-day road trip and speaking to the Diamond Valley Writers Guild last week! I l left my house at 3:00. I met up with Tim, and we began the 4 1/2 hour drive to Hemet, CA. The Hemet library was gorgeous. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild was made up … Read More
Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby 2.0
I posted a while ago about my friend’s amazing business and the yarn I purchased from her. She spins and hand-dyes her amazing yarn, and makes the most gorgeous colors! It’s crack for creatives. I’m delighted that she named one of her colorways after me! Isn’t this a gorgeous, blood-red yarn with depth and layers to it? Here’s what she says. … Read More
Preorder Fantastic Tales of Terror!
I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Fantastic Tales of Terror is now available for Amazon Preorder! I’m looking forward to this, and I’m especially proud of my story “Unpretty Monster,” which has to do with monstrous women and the real reason the Titanic sank. Fantastic Tales of Terror is a very cool, dark, alternate reality anthology edited by my … Read More
Apex’s Halloween Horror Bundle!
Apex Books has put together a wonderful Halloween promotion! They’ve compiled a list of 18 horror titles (including my short story collection Beautiful Sorrows) and they’re letting you put together your own Halloween bundle! You can choose any five trade paperbacks for $50 or any five ebooks for $15. They’re offering this deal through October 31, so snap them … Read More
The One Year Anniversary of the Las Vegas Shooting
I’ve been unsettled all week and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then my Facebook memories showed me a picture of my husband, daughter, and I at the Imagine Dragons concert downtown. My body went cold, then hot. I started to panic. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was beating too hard, too fast, and irregularly. Two days before the … Read More
Announcing Crystal Lake Kids!
Crystal Lake Publishing is currently running a fundraiser in order to drum up the money to continue and expand. One of the things on the docket is Crystal Lake Kids! Crystal Lake Kids is a book line for children that will be co-edited by Eugene Johnson and yours truly. We already have the first year’s work lined up, and have … Read More
Read “Snowfall” in Siren’s Call!
Siren’s Call is a great online mag that features a plethora of different authors. I’m delighted that my flash fiction piece “Snowfall” was included in Issue #40. It’s a dark piece in the vein of my short story “Black Mary.” It’s funny that my mind keeps going back to that place. There’s more of a story here. “Snowfall” was inspired … Read More
Little Dead Red is on Her Way to Your House!
Let’s hope sweet Little Dead Red doesn’t get lost. Tragedy tends to befall her. I am THRILLED to tell you that my copies of the limited edition LDR and Other Stories finally made it into my hot little hands, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They’re beautiful books, nicely done, with gorgeous covers and gold foil. Each book is signed … Read More
Print Date for Little Dead Red!
The publisher assured me that Little Dead Red and Other Stories will be printed by June 29. That’s this week, you guys! That’s this very week! I have a very scary sedation appointment for my sweet son the day before (Williams Syndrome/autism make everything difficult) so holding this hot little number in my hands will make it all worth it. … Read More
Free Day! Read a Free Short and Download Nameless!
What do you do when someone you love goes truly dark? I have a free short story titled “Waves and Darkness” up at Pen of the Damned. Why don’t you stop by and give it a read? Also, today is the last day to pick up my first novel Nameless: The Darkness Comes for free. Want a fun and creepy summer read? … Read More