What I’m Playing: .hack/GU Redemption

I loved the original .hack anime and the game series with Kite and Black Rose. Although the levels are repetitive, the story was cool and I loved how you’d get different aspects of it by the gameplay, anime, and videos. I bought the .hack/GU Recode quad on Playstation 4, and it’s been fun. I get to do everyday business things … Read More

March’s Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, our darlings! We hope you are enjoying the arrival of spring. This morning I sat on my front porch and watched a hummingbird flit around the lavender. It was a thing of beauty. Orion is showing me the most beautiful pieces! I’d like to share two with you. The first is Eddie’s guitar surrounded by stars and flowers. It … Read More

Handel’s Messiah Streaming Tonight!

Celebrate Easter with Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square streamed on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time). Once upon a time when I was in college, I was part of the Chamber Choir. We performed Handel’s Messiah and it was such a joy! The music, the practice, the technicality, the orchestra, … Read More

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