February PLDG Graphic Novel Update!

This is a delightfully short update for a delightfully short month! Orion has sent and colored many panels, and we’re so close to the end of this volume! It makes me catch my breath in the best of ways. During this month associated so closely with love, we hope you fall in love with our Bryony and her darling Eddie … Read More

January 2020 Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Oh my friends, we’re so close to the finish! Today Orion sent me a very powerful, beautifully bleak image that made my heart drop in the best of ways. I’d show it to you, but it would be too much of a spoiler for those who aren’t familiar with the source material. We’ll just have to keep it under our … Read More

Issue 129 of Apex Magazine is Out!

I’m delighted about this because it includes my article “The Importance of Presenting Disabilities in Literature.” As you’d expect, this subject is quite close to my heart, and I’m quite proud of this article. Apex is a very cool magazine and you can never go wrong with them. You can pick up your edition here.  Strange. Beautiful. Shocking. Surreal. APEX … Read More

Poetry Showcase Volume 8 is Available!

I’m delighted to announce that the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume 8 is now available. It’s edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich and includes my poem “Afterlife.” It’s available here. Why don’t you check it out?   Artist/Poet Showcase: Robert Payne Cabeen– “Run Away” Crystal Lake Poetry Contest Winner: E.F. Schraeder– “Cherry Blossoms (On Mourning a Distant Mother)” Showcase TOC: Bright Tapestry … Read More

November’s Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, dear friends! Orion has spent this month working like a beast. All of the panels have been drawn, so he’s focusing on coloring and lettering. I was thrilled to discover that every time the narrator speaks, Orion put little stars in the dialogue boxes. Let me show you.  It’s such a simple, beautiful thing, but it adds so much … Read More

The Complete First Season of Black Mariah is Available in Paperback!

I’m delighted to announce that our shared world project BLACK MARIAH is available in paperback! Black Mariah is an intense conspiracy thriller written by ten different authors describing waves catastrophic events as they take place in ten different places. My contribution is Season 1: Episode 5: Las Vegas. My tale is dark, exciting, and explores murder, trauma, humanity, and chosen … Read More

Happy Halloween! October’s Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update.

Happy Halloween, my dear friends! I hope you’re all engaging in wonderful festivities and celebrating however makes you happiest. We dressed up as orange narwhals, rainbows, and a pair of pants, and gave out Halloween pinwheels and kaleidoscopes. It’s one of our very favorite times of year. Orion thrilled me with his amazing art! We’re closing in on the homestretch. … Read More

Join Us Tomorrow For Grimm Tales!

My friends, what a crazy year or two (or three) it has been! One of the things I’ve missed most has been conferences and discussions with my literary colleagues. So imagine my absolute joy at being asked to participate in the Grimm Tales panel at the Fox Cities Books Festival! It’s a free, virtual online event that runs tomorrow at … Read More

99 Cent Ebook Sale! Today Only.

Today is Crystal Lake Publishing day at Godless! Many Indie horror books are on sale, including mine. You can pick up Pretty Little Dead Girls, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu, and Little Dead Red for 99 cents. The audiobooks of Nameless and Little Dead Red are also available.  Come join us!  

A Podcast Interview with PaleoCheese!

Oh my friends! I had the best time doing a podcast interview with my old friend Chad Lutzke and my new friend Jeremiah Bannister! The main topic was the importance of a supportive spouse when you’re a creative, but we also discussed scorpions, strong women, children with special needs, and all sorts of things. Come have a listen!