Book Signing At Copper Cat Books October 26

Join my HWA Las Vegas co-chair Tim Chizmar and I as we sign at Copper Cat Books! Come by, browse the book store, check out our works, and chat with us. What a fun way to spend the Saturday before Halloween! We’ll be there from 12:00 until 3:00. Stop by and see us at 1570 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 170 (West … Read More

Michaelbrent Collings’ Ultimate Horror Recommendation List

I adore Michaelbrent and his works. He’s a pretty phenomenal guy and he just put together the coolest list of favorite horror books and movies as suggested by his friends! AND I AM ONE OF THEM. Click here to check out the ultimate horror rec list, just in time for Halloween!  What books or movies would you suggest? Also, check out … Read More

Come to the Book Festival and Our Panel Tomorrow!

It’s going to be a big day! It will start off when a highly caffeinated Mercedes ‘N’ Friends have a panel discussing the adult Sci-fi and mystery genres. Authors Katie Salidas, Tim Chizmar, Mat Kaufman, and yours truly will be there. Come with any questions you might have. Also, it will be 9 am on a Saturday morning in Las … 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

Apex’s Halloween Horror Bundle!

  Apex Books has put together a wonderful Halloween promotion! They’ve compiled a list of 18 horror titles (including my short story collection Beautiful Sorrows) and they’re letting you put together your own Halloween bundle! You can choose any five trade paperbacks for $50 or any five ebooks for $15. They’re offering this deal through October 31, so snap them … Read More

Come to Miss Murder's Reading at Joe Maxx Coffee Company! And a Free Raffle!

I’m absolutely delighted to be reading at the  Joe Maxx Coffee Company’s Dime Grinds this Sunday, October 1. Dime Grinds is a free live reading program from 2-4 PM where you can listen to readings, ask the authors questions, buy books, and enjoy book signings. Coffee is ten cents a cup, so kick back and enjoy! I’ll also be holding … Read More

Awkward Conversations with Geeky Writers: Costume Edition

Whatcha doing tonight? Turning in to our live broadcast, right? We always have a good time, and tonight we’ll be dressed up in glorious costumes. Because that’s what authors do, yeah? Dress up and chat. You can interact on the event page. Ask questions and we’ll answer live on Youtube. It will be fun. 5:00 pm Pacific. Join us! 😀

Stop 8: Booklife Now. And A Halloween Signing!

Booklife Now is one of my favorite resources for authors.  And the sweet suckers, er, folk there were kind enough to join in the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour.  I wrote an article on writing when you don’t have the time.  Does that sound familiar to anybody else? Thank you so much, Booklife Now! I appreciate it. 🙂 Also, if you’re … Read More

When Your Child Picks the Most Obscene Pumpkin in the Patch

Seriously.  I didn’t know what to say.  I still don’t. Still, we saved this pumpkin from the unruly frat boy who would have done horrible, horrible things to it.  I feel good about this.  And since it was my darling four-year-old who chose this particular obscenity, I merely flipped it around and called it a heart. This, dear ones, is … Read More

A Happy Announcement! Demons!

Friends! I can’t tell you how cool this is, and how excited I am! My little ole story “Daisies and Demons” has made it into John Skipp’s very cool Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed anthology.  Can’t you just taste my excitement?  Do you see this super fantastic group of peopleI’m sharing a TOC … Read More