Remembering the Arterial Bloom Cover Reveal!

The cover reveal for Arterial Bloom was three years ago today! I’m so proud of this gloriously beautiful anthology. Arterial Bloom dropped during the pandemic and still came out swinging! She made the final ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards in the Superior Achievement in an Anthology category. Todd Keisling created the gorgeous cover and did the interior design. Todd … Read More

November Pretty Little Dead Girl: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy Update!

Incoming! Expect the PDF of Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy to arrive very, very soon! If you haven’t already done so, please email our illustrious Orion Zangara at orionzangara@gmail.com to update your email and mailing address. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait to show you this panel. The scene Orion chose to feature … Read More

The September PLDG: Graphic Novel Update!

My friends! This month I taught a class at UNLV about adapting a longer work into a graphic novel. It went well and the class rejuvenated me. So many aspiring writers and artists! I printed out samples of the Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy script as well as the accompanying art and showed the … Read More

I’m Appearing Live on Aaron’s Hour with Aaron Phillips!

Hey friends! I’m delighted to share that I ran into Las Vegas’ own Aaron Phillips and he invited me onto his show! I’m really looking forward to it. It will be live this Saturday, October 1, at noon Pacific Standard Time. You can watch it here on the show’s Facebook page. It will be streaming live as well as being … Read More

The Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel August Update!

Oh my goodness! I have to start off by saying that we are coming to the end of volume 1! Orion wants to share that, if everything goes to plan, he should be able to finalize the pages in about a month. After that, he will send you a digital version for you to enjoy while the physical copies are … Read More

DARLING is Here!

Oh my friends! The day has finally come! DARLING has been released from Black Spot Books and is ready to wreak havoc on the world! Come read the book that’s been called “…a horror novel extraordinaire,” “…a dark and sinister monster story,” and, quite simply, “BLEAK.” DARLING is a gorgeous Southern Gothic novel dealing with multigenerational trauma with sinister paranormal … Read More

DARLING Drops in Two Weeks!

Oh my goodness, friends! I am SO EXCITED. Once upon a time many years ago, I wrote a book called Stormlight. Over the years it changed and evolved until it become my Southern Gothic novel titled DARLING. DARLING drops in two weeks, and I am over the moon for it. It’s beautiful and bleak and intensely personal. It also comes … Read More

The PLDG Graphic Novel July Update!

Hello, my darlings! I hope the summer treated you well. ¬†We’re delighted to share our July update with you! We’re so close to the end! As soon as Orion finishes, we’ll send you the digital version so you can read it right away while we work on the physical copy. We’ll send out a survey in August to make sure … Read More

June Update! And a Very Special and Exciting Announcement!

Oh my goodness, friends, June is nearly finished. My family and I caught Covid while in Mexico and had to extend our stay by a week while we quarantined, so I feel like I missed much of the month. But Orion has been tirelessly creating the most beautiful art, and says to tell you that the end is almost here! … Read More

Read “Cursed” Online!

I am so incredibly honored that my short essay, “Cursed”, was shared on the HWA Mental Health Initiative page. Why not stop and read the Mental Health Initiative Charter? Shatter the stigma, my friends. You can find this painfully honest essay here. <3