The Arterial Bloom Cover is Nominated! And More!

It is an honor to have such a gorgeous cover for Arterial Bloom.  Todd Keisling, who contributed a killer story as well as creating such a perfect cover, is up for an award on This Is Horror. Anybody can vote, and all you do is send in an email. Please read through and vote for your favorites! There are so many wonderful titles … 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

Arterial Bloom is an Official Bram Stoker Nominee!

Oh, my friends. I can’t tell you how wonderful this is. You know that awards are subjective and you’re proud of what you and your team have accomplished regardless, but there is this SWOOSH of excitement that comes when you realize your peers are validating your hard work. It feels like a cross between giddiness and awed disbelief. I can’t … Read More

Arterial Bloom Made the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards!

Arterial Bloom is in the running for Superior Achievement in an Anthology! Who is over the moon? Why, I am! Simply over the moon. <3 Arterial Bloom is the little anthology that could, and I couldn’t be happier. From the gorgeous cover art by Todd Keisling to the layered, chilling stories within, I think it’s a beautiful and meaningful piece … Read More

I’m a Guest on Dead Headspace Podcast!

My friends, did you miss me like I’ve missed you? I’m thrilled to share that I had a great time on the Dead Headspace Podcast! We discussed…well, what didn’t we discuss? Writing and quarantine and Covid and serial killers and family and Williams Syndrome and medieval daggers. You can listen to the Miss Murder episode here. I recorded it in … Read More

Martin Lastrapes Interviews Me About Arterial Bloom. And Meet Niko!

What are you doing during quarantine? Why not listen to this super cool interview with Martin Lastrapes?  Martin is an author /podcaster/all-around-character that lives here in Vegas. We were originally going to do the interview face-to-face, but then life and a global pandemic happened. We talk quarantine, Arterial Bloom, and my son bursts onto the scene at about the hour and … Read More

Join Me Tonight on the Panic Room Radio Show!

What are you doing tonight? Sheltering in place? Why not be a good global citizen while listening to my live segment on the Panic Room Radio Show while I discuss Arterial Bloom? I’m delighted to appear alongside hosts James H. Longmore and Xtina Marie, as well as guest Joe Pulizzi. The show begins at 7:30 Pacific Time, 9:30 Central. Also, I’m … Read More

Arterial Boom Welcomes Jennifer Loring!

I’m delighted to announce our next author in the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jennifer Loring‘s story “What Remained of Her” is an unflinching staring contest between the hunters and the hunted. Her story bares its teeth and makes a strong, timely statement about society’s value of women. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I feel so privileged to … Read More

The Arterial Bloom Anthology Welcomes Author Ken Liu!

Ken Liu is one of my very favorite authors. I “met” him years ago when he was on the Shock Totem board, and he wrote the most amazing flash fiction stories. Cut to now, where his complex, rich worlds have garnered him a slew of well-deserved awards. I was over the moon when Ken allowed me to publish his story … Read More