It’s Official!

The official certificate arrived for Arterial Bloom, naming it a Bram Stoker Award Finalist! Woo hoo! I couldn’t be more proud of the authors and their stories. This was my maiden voyage as sole editor and the authors (and Todd Keisling, who did the cover and interior) made it as easy on me as possible. They were pleasures to work … Read More

Meet The Yardleys.

We’re attending a new church, and our first day went without a hitch. That’s a lie. There were so many hitches. I was wearing 4-inch heels and of course the platform suddenly peeled off the bottom of my shoe so I was rendered completely lame. My husband begged some scotch tape off of somebody so I could tape my shoe … Read More

So, I’ve Been Sick. What Really Happened. *Trigger Warning*

Wednesdays are usually where I write about TMS therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and how wonderfully I’ve reacted to it. (You can read about it here.) It has changed my life. Then I had a horrific snafu with my doctor and pharmacy. Long, long, LONG story short, I’ve been trying to get my prescriptions refilled since January. We have a new … Read More

Miss Murder Sells a Poem!

I’m delighted to announce that I sold my poem “It Hurts When I Breathe” to the Under Her Skin: A Woman in Horror Poetry Showcase by Black Spot Books! I am very proud of this poem and it was painful to write. I think the best poetry is. Lynne Hansen did the gorgeous cover art. You know this is absolutely … Read More

Hello, Apocalypse! Hail in Las Vegas!

While people back East are praising the arrival of spring, Las Vegas was hit with rain, snow, and hail. It was glorious! We took a brief break from school to run outside and enjoy it. Middlest: Mom, the rain is funny. It’s floppy. Me: That’s hail, darling. It’s something magical in a life that has become rather routine lately.  

TMS: Halfway Through!

I hit the halfway point and I can honestly say that everything has changed. I’m sleeping an average of six hours a night instead of two or three. My PHQ-9 score went from an unsustainable 23 to a 5. Can you believe that? Every day they ask me, “What word would you use to describe your mood?” and I’ve gone … Read More

So Once Upon An October…Todd Keisling and I [Video]

So Once Upon An October, Todd Keisling and I were scheduled to have an interview with a podcast host. Or something. And the host kind of stood us up. So Turp Kardling and I decided to interview each other, which was a lot of fun. We talk writer’s block, pandemic, and video games. I hope you enjoy it as much … Read More

February 2021 Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive … Read More

TMS Therapy: The First Week [video]

We did brain mapping and then it was time for the first session. The magnets were next to my skull, but not actually touching it. They would click loudly (wear earplugs!) for four seconds, be silent for 11 seconds, and then click for another four seconds. Rinse and repeat for about 20 minutes. Even though nothing was touching my skull, … Read More

February PLDG Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, my friends! We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful February full of love and hopefully warmth. Our hearts goes out to all of you who experienced the horrific weather this month. Please be safe and well. We care about you so much! Bryony and Teddy Baker We’d like to share another gorgeous piece that Orion completed! Look at the … Read More