Three More Weeks to Submit to TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 6!

Co-editor Eugene Johnson and I are thrilled with the number of submissions we’re receiving for our anthology Tales From The Lake Volume 6! But there is just one thing missing. YOUR STORY. We will accept submissions for the non-themed anthology Tales from the Lake Vol. 6 from November 1st, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Compiled and edited by Mercedes M. … Read More

Preorder Fantastic Tales of Terror!

  I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Fantastic Tales of Terror is now available for Amazon Preorder!  I’m looking forward to this, and I’m especially proud of my story “Unpretty Monster,” which has to do with monstrous women and the real reason the Titanic sank. Fantastic Tales of Terror is a very cool, dark, alternate reality anthology edited by my … Read More

The One Year Anniversary of the Las Vegas Shooting

I’ve been unsettled all week and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then my Facebook memories showed me a picture of my husband, daughter, and I at the Imagine Dragons concert downtown. My body went cold, then hot. I started to panic. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was beating too hard, too fast, and irregularly. Two days before the … Read More

Announcing "Unpretty Monster."

I am over the moon to announce that my short story “Unpretty Monster” is included in the Fantastic Tales of Terror anthology! My story explores what really happened to the Titanic. It’s even more tragic than you think. I’m delighted to be working with editor Eugene Johnson, whom I really enjoy, as well as sharing the TOC (Table of Contents) … Read More

Where Nightmares Come From! And A Reading!

Today is the launch of Crystal Lake’s WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM anthology! In celebration, I did a reading from part of my included essay, titled “Bringing An Idea To Life Through Language.”  I hope you enjoy. It’s finally here! WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE HORROR GENRE is now available in paperback and Kindle: http://getbook.at/Nightmares1 “Dip in … Read More

Announcing Where Nightmares Come From!

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll being joining the impressive lineup in Where Nightmares Come From, edited by Eugene Johnson and Joe Mynhardt. Coming soon by Crystal Lake Publishing in Fall 2017. Hooray!   Join their Facebook page (Where Nightmares Come From: The Art Of Storytelling In The Horror Genre) for regular updates, sneak peeks, links, interviews, and more. This makes … Read More

Pimp A Friend Friday: Crystal Lake Publishing

Dive into the deep end of the lake with 19 tales of terror, selected by Monique Snyman. Tales from the Lake Vol. 3 features ghosts, monsters, assassins, alternate dimensions, creatures from the deepest depths and the darkest parts of the universe. Join “Maybelle” by Mere Joyce in a world where books become real enough to cause both pleasure and pain. … Read More

A Brief Reading of "Water Thy Bones"

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories released with a bang on June 24. It’s a beautiful, dark book that is horribly disquieting. It’s one of the most anticipated releases this year and is living up to its reputation. Here’s a brief reading of my story “Water Thy Bones,” which is in the Gutted anthology. I hope you enjoy!

Interior Artwork Release for "Water Thy Bones"

This piece by Luke Spooner (who is also the resident artist for Gamut Magazine!) makes me swoon. I want to hang it on my bedroom wall. This is the interior art for my story “Water Thy Bones,” which will be coming out in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. The first line? “There’s a loveliness to bones.” Gutted will be released this June. … Read More