The December Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, dear friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. This month has been especially productive for us. Orion is busy drawing, coloring, and adding text to his panels. It’s a joy to open my inbox. Let me show you a small section of a larger panel. I love it so much! This is our sweet Eddie reaching for … Read More

Happy Holidays, Dear Friends!

Itty Bit painted this at school and I thought it was terrifically charming. It’s perfect for a card filled with good wishes. May your holidays be joyous, your bounty plentiful, and may your heart be full of love. I wish you the very best, my darlings. You deserve every good thing. <3

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

Miss Murder’s Easy, Last Minute Pie Crust

If anyone needs to make a last minute pie crust and doesn’t know how, I’ve got you. This is an easy and LOW ENERGY pie crust. Four ingredients and it’s ready to go in ten minutes.    1 and 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons water   Combine flour and salt, then add oil … 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

WIP Wednesday

Hello, friends! It’s the middle of November, which means many writers are in the thick of NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is where a bunch of people get together and write like mad, trying to do 50,000 words in three days. If you’re attempting this, I salute you. Remember that any word you write is a step forward, and celebrate every … 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

Surprise! Come See A Live Online Reading In Three Hours!

I’m delighted to kick off the Scream House of Horrors series this week! Scream is a super cool online app where you can read serialized dark fiction, including my books Nameless: The Darkness Comes and Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy. Today at noon Pacific, I’ll be doing a live Facebook reading from Nameless. We’ll spend about an hour … Read More

Three Questions with Hillary Dodge!

I had a lot of fun answering three questions from Hillary Dodge. We’re promoting the super cool anthology Shadow Atlas, which contains my story “Sand and Salt,” and man, is it gorgeous! Why don’t you stop by, hear about a magical place from my childhood, and check out a picture that highlights my wonky scorpion eye. You can read the interview … Read More