Miss Murder’s Hand-Sewn Blankets

Some of you may know that I adore sewing blankets. I love the feel of the fabric beneath my fingers. I love the colors. I love laying the pieces out and choosing where they go. The hum of the machine is so soothing to me. So much love and care goes into each and every blanket.     One of … Read More

Little Dead Red is on Her Way to Your House!

Let’s hope sweet Little Dead Red doesn’t get lost. Tragedy tends to befall her. I am THRILLED to tell you that my copies of the limited edition LDR and Other Stories finally made it into my hot little hands, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They’re beautiful books, nicely done, with gorgeous covers and gold foil. Each book is signed … Read More

Fairy Gardens

Tonight I was in charge of eleven little girls for an activity. First we gathered around and I read them Sleeping Beauty, with twelve good fairies and one evil one. Then we made fairy gardens. We filled mason jars with some fresh earth, fake plants, and magical creatures. Fairies, princesses, and mermaids live in their new enchanted homes. It’s such … Read More

Little Dead Red is an Official Nominee!

There have been so many wonderful things going on lately that I haven’t been able to keep up. But I am delighted to announce that Little Dead Red made the official Bram Stokers Award final ballot in the long fiction category. It’s my first time ever being a Bram Stokers Award nominee and I’m quite excited about it. You all … Read More

Teach Your Children by Scaring Them: A Podcast

  Hi friends! I mentioned earlier that I was lucky enough to record a podcast with The Think Tank Podcast group. I had a soft, cushy chair while everybody else was sprawled across the hotel room like sleepy cats. (It *was* 7:00 AM Vegas time on a Saturday morning. Let’s be honest.)  We discuss Women in Horror month, breaking stereotypes, … Read More

Hi! I’m in California! And I’m Interviewed!

We’re having the best time! I’ll post a few pictures later. This Pisces loves her ocean. So! The lovely Melissa Lemon interviewed me on her blog today! I am so excited to read her work. Just talking to her via the Internet cracks me up, so I can’t imagine how enjoyable her writing must be. She writes fairy tales.  FAIRY … Read More

Hello, Childhood. I’m So Pleased To See You.

My father gave me The Book of Goodnight Stories on April 13, 1988.  I know this because he wrote it on the inside of the cover.  I had just turned nine. There are 365 stories in this book, one for each day of the year.  I never had much discipline, however, and plowed through a week’s worth of stories at a time.  The … Read More