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

I Wrote an Article for Blood and Spades!

I was so thrilled when Marge Simon asked me if I’d write a column for her Blood and Spades: Poets of the Dark Side column. Blood and Spades runs in the Horror Writers Association’s Newsletter, which goes out to all of the members. She allowed me to talk about my feelings on poetry, and ran my article titled “Poetry as … 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

Uncle Ted Makes Miss Murder-Flavored Ice Cream! Wait.

Friend and fellow horror author Ted Theewan gave me the most wonderful surprise: a recipe for a new ice cream flavor! He has his own ice-cream Youtube channel and I think you should all give it a watch. The kiddos and I picked out so many recipes to try! He came up with a very rich White Chocolate and Lemon … Read More

Read My New Flash Story “Murder House” Online!

I love Pen of the Damned. They consistently put out strong flash horror stories and I adore it! Please swing by to support our group by reading my new Flash Fiction story titled “Murder House.”  I can honestly tell you that writing it hurt my heart, and a little heart-hurt makes a writer happy. You can read “Murder House” here. … Read More

See Fantastic Horror Peeps (and Me!) at Days of the Dead Las Vegas!

It’s gonna be so cool! Days of the Dead is a horror conference taking place down at the Plaza Hotel. Hang out with horror greats like Clive Barker, Linda Blair, Dee Snider, Marky Ramone, Edward Furlong, etc etc, and Yours Truly. It takes place this Friday through Sunday, June 7-9! I’m delighted to be on not one, but two separate … Read More

Stephanie M. Wytovich, Ted Bundy, and Me. A Shockingly Evil Discussion.

Stephanie M. Wytovich is one of my favorite people. She’s an author, a poet, and a phenomenal human being whose beautiful heart has a dark bent. So when she asked if we could discuss Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,the new movie about Ted Bundy, I was all over that. Unlike other movies and documentaries that focus on his gruesome … Read More

Whoa, We’re Halfway There! Whoa-oh, Monkey on a Stair! Er.

For those wondering about the title of this post, it’s a Jon Bon Jovi meme. I swear it’s a real reference, and I’m not just crazy. Maybe CRAZY EXCITED! We hit the halfway point for Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy! We are 53% funded! Orion and I are going to throw a wild party … Read More

The PLDG Graphic Novel Crosses the $3000 Mark!

I can’t believe what glories and wonders you all are! Knowing that you, friends and family, are opening your wallets to help fund this amazing dream? It makes me speechless. Thank you so much! You can follow along with our progress here. We are currently 47% funded at $3,052 dollars. Crossing that $3k mark makes me feel so hopeful that … Read More