Say What Is Truth with Joni Haws! Honesty, Vulnerability, and Trigger Warnings

My friend Joni Haws is an absolutely amazing person. She is one of my very favorite people in the entire world. Joni just started the Say What is Truth podcast, where she sits and has conversations with (extra)ordinary, everyday people to discuss what goes on in their lives.  She’s wise, insightful, and these conversations hit hard. Exploring life’s defining moments, … Read More

An Interview with Writer’s INK Podcast!

You guys! J. Thorn interviewed me for the podcast WRITERS INK that he hosts with J.D. Barker, and I had so much fun! Thorn is just a super nice guy who really understands people as well as the craft. Come listen as we discuss why I got a business certificate from LDS business college, the best advice I ever received … Read More

Our ISP (Individualized Support Plan) for Niko. Gah.

We had an ISP for Niko today. An ISP is an Individualized  Support Plan or Individualized Services Plan. In short, we’re opening a case file for Niko so we can have support when he transitions out of high school. We want him to be able to contribute to society and engage with those around him, but we need help facilitating … Read More

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