Arterial Bloom Welcomes Author Jimmy Bernard!

What a pleasure to introduce Jimmy Bernard to the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jimmy’s monster story centers around three young sisters who are forced to keep the horrors at bay. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I hope it infects you, as well. She didn’t even remember how they’d come to live here. She remembered Mom and Dad, … Read More

A Sneak Peek of the Arterial Bloom Cover!

My darlings! The cover is finished and I couldn’t be more pleased! It’s such a thing of beauty. Most of you know my friend Todd Keisling¬†as a phenomenal writer. What you might not know is that he also designs beautiful book covers. Todd took the concept of Arterial Bloom and turned out something gorgeous and fitting. We’ll reveal the entire … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Carina Bissett!

Oh, my friends. Carina Bissett is one of my very favorite authors out there, and I am so delighted to include her in the lineup! Her story is titled “Rotten” and it’s such a gorgeously written, sensual, sinister retelling of a classic fairy tale. As an aside, I took Carina’s “Monstrous Women” class at The Storied Imaginarium and it was … Read More

WIP Wednesday

    There’s so much going on, my friends! Let’s play a little catchup and use this for accountability, yes? Arterial Bloom: I’m working on edits and getting everything sent back to the authors. These stories are AMAZING. Each time I open one up, I’m transported all over again. I’m trying to get everything finished by the weekend, but life … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Dino Parenti!

I’m so excited to welcome Dino Parenti to the Arterial Bloom anthology! I was fortunate to meet Dino through Gamut Magazine, and he has greatly enriched my life as a friend, coworker, and author. His story “Blue Was Her Favorite Color” is absolutely phenomenal. It’s eerie, sad, and sinister. I can’t wait until you can all read it. The facts … Read More

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