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

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

"Loving You Darkly"

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Loving You Darkly” has made the  Short Fiction preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards.  This means that it was chosen along with nine other short stories, and there will be a vote by Horror Writer Association members. Five stories will be chosen for the final ballot, and a winner will eventually … Read More

Eeee! Stokercon 2017!

It’s going to be so much fun. I’ll be hanging with dear friends and the Gamut staff down at the Queen Mary on Long Beach. Will you be there? Let’s meet up! Here is my schedule: Thu, April 27, 3pm – 4pm Librarians’ Day Building Diverse Horror Collections Description: International horror, horror written by women, horror about people of color. Learn … Read More

My Bram Stoker Award Nomination Certificate!

And fingernails that I haven’t bitten to the quick, yet! Woo hoo! I’m so happy to be nominated. We’ll find out the winners next month at Stokercon, which will be pretty cool. Hope to see some of you there!

Hey. Apocalyptic Montessa is Eligible for SFWA Nebula Consideration. Pass It On.

Her mama always said she was special. His daddy called him a demon. But even monsters can fall in love. Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner as ‘Apocalyptic’ Montessa and her doomed lover, ‘Nuclear’ … Read More

The Stokers

So apparently I was the last to know because I am off in my own little Mercedes La-La Land, but Demons has been nominated for a Stoker.  Woo hoo!  I’m so delighted to be part of that collection, and a Stoker nom is just too cool.  (Wait!  Correction!  Recommended for a Stoker.  Thanks to Ken for the correction.  I am … Read More