Free Apex Social Distancing Book Bundle (Including Beautiful Sorrows!)

I am absolutely thrilled to be included in the Apex Social Distancing bundle. Apex put together five books that you can download for free to read during this time, including my very first book, Beautiful Sorrows. Please download, share, read, and enjoy. You can download the bundle here.   Available until March 31st Covid-19 is serious business. In an effort … Read More

Pick-Me-Ups: Love During the Time of Corona

My friends. My darling ones. Humanity is horrible and wonderful and ugly and amazing. Right now there’s a pandemic and panic, but there is also so much beauty. I’ve made a list of wonderful things people are doing to make this time in self-isolation/quarantine easier. From virtual museum tours to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s “Quarantunes” playlist, here are some … Read More

Pre-Order the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

Oh, my friends! I am so incredibly excited for this day! You are able to pre-order the Arterial Bloom Anthology! Eeeeee! Pre-orders help the book make a bigger splash on release day, which helps get the word out a little bit more. You can pre-order here. Lush. Brutal. Beautiful. Visceral. Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition … Read More

Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, my friends! I just wanted to update you on our progress. The blankets will ship out on Wednesday! They’ve been a pleasure to make, and I’m happy to send them off to their new homes.  Paintings and drawings are next. Orion is showing me the panels he’s working on and they are absolutely beautiful! The level of detail is … Read More

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

Mama Pupper Has Regrets

My father sent me this text and I burst out laughing. His coworker, who is an old classmate of mine, has a sweet dog who just had a whooooooole bunch of babies. Her expression kills me. Have a wonderful day, my darlings!  

Kelli Owen Rounds Out the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

My friends! What a delight it is to announce the final author in the Arterial Bloom horror anthology! Last but certainly not least, Kelli Owen rounds everything out beautifully with her macabre story “Still Life.” She writes a fearlessly wistful story about holding the darkness in your hands. I’m so delighted to have her aboard!   She wished she’d been … Read More

The Day of Reckoning! And My Class!

Richard Thomas is one of the best literary teachers around. He’s thoughtful, prepared, extremely well-versed in a myriad of areas, and really has the drive to teach. So imagine my ultimate joy when he brought me on to be one of his Day of Reckoning teachers! The Day of Reckoning is an intense, all-day series of literary classes that take … Read More

Please Welcome Steven Pirie to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

Friends, what a pleasure it is to announce that Steven Pirie has joined Arterial Bloom! Steven wrote the most beautiful love story that somehow manages to intertwine whimsy and the very grimmest of realities. His story is powerful and painfully lovely. He explores what happens when Gaia herself falls in love in “The Making of Mary.” Each time I read … Read More