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

Vote for BENEATH THE LIGHTHOUSE in the Dragon Awards!

I just read Julieanne Lynch’s book Beneath The Lighthouse and I loved it! She’s up for the prestigious Dragon Award, going against the likes of Stephen King, and what’s even cooler is that she’s the only woman in the horror category. I suggest you pick up her book, give it a read, and then vote. You won’t be disappointed. This is a … Read More

Announcing "Unpretty Monster."

I am over the moon to announce that my short story “Unpretty Monster” is included in the Fantastic Tales of Terror anthology! My story explores what really happened to the Titanic. It’s even more tragic than you think. I’m delighted to be working with editor Eugene Johnson, whom I really enjoy, as well as sharing the TOC (Table of Contents) … Read More

"Loving You Darkly" is a Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

Oh, my friends. I can’t even tell you how it feels. I guess I’d say it feels like SHOCK, and being dumbfounded, and so grateful at the same time. My short story “Loving You Darkly” which was published at Tethered By Letters made it to the final ballot, so it’s officially a Bram Stoker Award-nominated story. Out of all of … Read More

Goodbye, Jack Ketchum <3

His name was Dallas Mayr, but most of you know him as Jack Ketchum. He was a brilliant writer and dear man. If you haven’t read The Girl Next Door, you should. It’s a wonderfully written, horribly disturbing book. I have a few memories of Dallas, but my favorite was at Killercon in 2011. I had just had my triplets, and … Read More

Where Nightmares Come From! And A Reading!

Today is the launch of Crystal Lake’s WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM anthology! In celebration, I did a reading from part of my included essay, titled “Bringing An Idea To Life Through Language.”  I hope you enjoy. It’s finally here! WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE HORROR GENRE is now available in paperback and Kindle: http://getbook.at/Nightmares1 “Dip in … 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

Todd Keisling's ULT Release Party Tonight! Win Stuff!

I love Todd’s UGLY LITTLE THINGS collection. In fact, I love it so much that I wrote the foreword. It’s a sad, intelligent, thoughtful collection with nuanced emotion, and it releases today. Come join the Facebook Release Party at 8 pm Eastern for a reading, interaction, and prizes! You can win a few of my books, as well. Hope to … Read More

Crystal Lake's Massive Kindle Sale!

  You guys! Crystal Lake is celebrating the end of August with a HUGE 99 cent Kindle Sale, including my Bram Stoker Award-winning Little Dead Red and my favorite novel, Pretty Little Dead Girls. (The sale starts on August 29 for PLDG.) So many books are on sale, and I’ve picked up a few myself. Why not check it out?  The … Read More