In-Person “Write Your Trauma” Class at Stokercon’s Horror University!

I’m so excited to be teaching the “Write Your Trauma: Harness Your Darkness to Create Compelling Work” class at Stokercon! This workshop will discuss how to use personal trauma to create work that emotionally resonates with readers. Attendees will discuss works that do this well, receive insight and tips from the instructor, and participate in a brainstorming/writing session that will … Read More

Come Attend My Horror University Class at Stokercon!

I am delighted to announce that I’ll be teaching a class at Horror University! My class is titled Write Your Trauma: Harness Your Darkness to Create Compelling Work. We’ll discuss how to use personal trauma to create work that emotionally resonates. We’ll discuss works that do this well, and afterward attendees will participate in a short brainstorming and writing session … Read More

I’m a Guest on The Horror Talks Podcast!

Well, I’ll straight up tell you that Erin Wilczynski is my new best friend. Except for maybe Nacho, the orange cat who made an appearance, because I fell in love with him immediately. But I was delighted to take part in Erin’s Horror Talks podcast! We had a lot of fun discussing the usual, like writing, serial killers, and destroying … Read More

Miss Murder at the Las Vegas Book Festival!

We just had the Las Vegas Book Festival, and I enjoyed it so much! It’s the largest book festival in Vegas, but is still a small, intimate environment where you can chat with your favorite authors. The Las Vegas Chapter of the Horror Writer Association set up a book. Co-chairs Amber Hassler and Jeff DePew killed it! I was a … Read More

Miss Murder and Nemesis Take Over Columbus!

I had the most terrible airport experiences (Six delays! Stuck on the Las Vegas tarmac for two hours in triple 113 degree heat! Flight cancelations! Being bumped from flight to flight THREE TIMES!) but my time in Columbus was wonderful! I was able to spend a week with my favorite nemesis Matt Betts, and we hit the ground running. We … Read More

The My Nemesis and Me Summer Tour 2023!

Hey friends! I am in Columbus, Ohio to take part of the My Nemesis and Me Summer Tour! Most of you know of my friendly rivalry with author Matt Betts. He is the best arch nemesis a girl could ask for. I have descended on his town of Columbus, Ohio, for days of hijinks! Come see us as we explore … Read More

I’m a Guest of Honor at the New Horror on Main Convention!

I am so excited to announce that I’m a Guest of Honor at the new Horror on Main convention! Horror on Main is a new convention taking place May 26-28, 2023 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. It has a varied GoH list, including writers, actors, publishers, composers, and more! I am really, really looking forward to it. I’ll be speaking and … 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

My Panels at World Fantasy Con!

I’m delighted to not only be attending the virtual 2020 World Fantasy Convention, but I’m participating on two panels. The first panel will be Creating Monsters. I’ll be moderating this panel (yay!) and we’ll discuss the most fascinating monsters in today’s fantasy as well as how to keep monsters contemporary. That panel will go live on Saturday, October 30 at … Read More

Come See Me At Robercon!

I hate this pandemic, but I love how many conferences are being held virtually! This weekend is Robercon, a science fiction convention. I’m delighted to be on their The Hows and Whys of Horror: Authors Give Their Scariest Opinions panel. I’ll be talking shop with C.W. Briar, Kevin Lucia, and Joe Sullivan.  It will be on Saturday, Sep 26,at 2 pm … Read More