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

Women are Wired for Horror: An Essay

  Women know a thing or two about horror. In fairy tales, women are always stolen away by nefarious villains. Little girls are raised by witches who pretend to be their mothers. I can’t think of a single fairy tale where the man pricks his finger, is smothered by a piece of apple caught in his throat, or opens the … Read More

Get An Agent: My Interview with Writers House Agent Alec Shane

I had the pleasure of meeting Alec Shane at the annual World Horror Convention in New Orleans this year. Alec is a friendly, savvy guy who is aggressively building up his client list. He’s also one of the few agents who actively represents horror. Talking to him was a pleasure, and I get the impression he isn’t a guy who … Read More

Cover Reveal: Stephanie Wytovich’s HYSTERIA

I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie at this month’s World Horror Convention in New Orleans. We jumped and giggled and hugged each other like little girls. She is absolutely delightful! And savvy. And smart. And her poetry is dark and lovely.     This is the cover reveal of her new poetry collection, Hysteria. Steven Archer did the artwork. … Read More

Free Shock Totem on Kindle. Every Day This Week.

Tired of happy, fluffy bunnies and darling little baby chicks? How about some horror? If you haven’t had a chance to read Shock Totem, or even if you have, this week is the perfect time to pick up the mag for free on your Kindle! Click the links below to download!Monday/Tuesday: Shock Totem 1: Curious Tales of the Macabre and … Read More

Get James Newman’s THE WICKED For Free! Today and Tomorrow Only.

Attention Kindle owners: For today and tomorrow only, we are giving away The Wicked, by James Newman, for free on Amazon.com! Newman is considered by many to be one of the unsung greats of the horror genre. We agree, and the reviews for The Wicked, his ode to 1980s small-town horror novels, reflect this as well. And now you can … Read More

Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane

  I have been DYING to announce this!  My story “Murder for Beginners” was accepted for John Skipp’s Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane.  Isn’t that fantastic?  You know what is even cooler?  This TOC.  Check it! Jim Shepard Edgar Allen Poe Joan Aiken Richard Connell Ray Bradbury Robert Bloch Ed Kurtz Laura Lee Bahr William Gay … Read More

I Interview Anthony J. Rapino!

And it was awesome.  Tony’s a frickin’ hoot.  Swing by and learn about the origins of Moon Hill, how Vampiress rules his world, and how he explains whether or not he’s possessed by imps.  It was a good time all around.  You can read that interview here at  Shock Totem. As an aside, I apologize for being MIA last week.  I … Read More