Something big is in the works!
Announcing the Love is a Crematorium Collection!
I am absolutely over the moon to share that my short story collection Love is a Crematorium and Other Stories will be published by Cemetery Dance in the fall of 2024! Love is a Crematorium is a very special, beautifully dark collection. I am so happy to see her published! And Cemetery Dance has always been a white whale for me. What a … Read More
Today is Rare Disease Day. Williams Syndrome.
My sweet Niko has Williams Syndrome and autism. Williams Syndrome is an intricate syndrome caused by the deletion of the elastin gene on the seventh chromosome. This spontaneous deletion on one tiny gene has the ability to dramatically change our lives. He’s a sweet, loving, curious 19-year-old boy. He still wants to sit on my lap. He asks me to … 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
“Fracture” Made the Bram Stokers Award Ballot!
Oh, my friends! I’m so very excited to share that my short story “Fracture” is a nominee in the Bram Stoker Awards short fiction category! “Fracture” is a story about a girl born of glass with a human heart. It was published in the Weird Little Worlds anthology Mother: Tales of Love and Terror, which was also nominated! (And the anthology Into … Read More
The Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novels Have Shipped!
Friends! The Pretty Little Dead Girls graphic novel have all been lovingly packed and shipped out. The majority of the USA backers will receive them by next week. International shipping times will vary. If you don’t receive your graphic novel by the end of March, please email Orion at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can check on that for you. It has … Read More
Volume 1 of the Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel is Here!
Oh, my friends! The day has finally arrived! The Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy Volume 1 has arrived in Orion’s (and his Pretty Little Star Girl’s) hands! What? You’d like to see pictures? Let’s show you pictures! I don’t know which one is prettier! I’m mad for both PLDG *and* Sweet Babe! Orion, … Read More
Maddie’s Music Hall
I had a little thing go up on the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge. You can read it here. I feel like I briefly stepped away from the world for a while, but I’m fighting my way back. Hello. It’s good to see you!
2022’s More Realistic Holiday Newsletter!
In 2014, after reading a slew of too-perfect family updates, I started writing more realistic holiday newsletters. Let’s sum up 2022! Here we go! LUKE ran a Ragnar in Arizona, went to a Mongolian throat-singing concert, and to Cancun for a vacation with his entire extended family. He caught Covid in Cancun and was relegated to the isolation hotel for … Read More
Merry Christmas! And a Free Gift!
Oh, my friends. You have been so wonderful and patient. Orion Zangara has been such a star! The first PDF volume of Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy is finished! The backers will soon receive the print version, which they can hold in their hands, rifle through, and make little hats out of, if they … Read More