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

Recap of The Diamond Valley Writers Guild

Tim Chizmar and I had a great time doing a one-day road trip and speaking to the Diamond Valley Writers Guild last week! I l left my house at 3:00. I met up with Tim, and we began the 4 1/2 hour drive to Hemet, CA.   The Hemet library was gorgeous. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild was made up … 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

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