Oh, my friends! I’m so very excited to share that my short story “Fracture” is a nominee in the Bram Stoker Awards short fiction category! “Fracture” is a story about a girl born of glass with a human heart. It was published in the Weird Little Worlds anthology Mother: Tales of Love and Terror, which was also nominated! (And the anthology Into … Read More
Read “Cursed” Online!
I am so incredibly honored that my short essay, “Cursed”, was shared on the HWA Mental Health Initiative page. Why not stop and read the Mental Health Initiative Charter? Shatter the stigma, my friends. You can find this painfully honest essay here. <3
Poetry Showcase Volume 8 is Available!
I’m delighted to announce that the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume 8 is now available. It’s edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich and includes my poem “Afterlife.” It’s available here. Why don’t you check it out? Artist/Poet Showcase: Robert Payne Cabeen– “Run Away” Crystal Lake Poetry Contest Winner: E.F. Schraeder– “Cherry Blossoms (On Mourning a Distant Mother)” Showcase TOC: Bright Tapestry … Read More
The official certificate arrived for Arterial Bloom, naming it a Bram Stoker Award Finalist! Woo hoo! I couldn’t be more proud of the authors and their stories. This was my maiden voyage as sole editor and the authors (and Todd Keisling, who did the cover and interior) made it as easy on me as possible. They were pleasures to work … Read More
My Poem is Included in the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII!
I’m delighted to share they my poem “Lullaby for Imminently Murdered Children” is included in the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich. The book is full of beautiful, dark things, and I’m honored that “Lullaby” is one of them. You can pick up your own copy here.
I Wrote an Article for Blood and Spades!
I was so thrilled when Marge Simon asked me if I’d write a column for her Blood and Spades: Poets of the Dark Side column. Blood and Spades runs in the Horror Writers Association’s Newsletter, which goes out to all of the members. She allowed me to talk about my feelings on poetry, and ran my article titled “Poetry as … Read More
The First HWA Las Vegas Chapter Meeting of 2019 was a Success!
It was a lot of fun! This is the first time we’ve met at Copper Cat Books (which is a venue we adore, run by an absolutely stellar couple) and also the first time we had more than five people. Usually we grabbed a table at Count’s Vamp’d, which is a very cool Rock and Roll bar with live music. … Read More
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
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
Last Week to Submit to the HWA Poetry Showcase!
My dear friend and colleague Stephanie M. Wytovich is the editor for the 5th volume of the HWA Poetry Showcase. And this is EXCITING. Something also exciting? She’s asked Michael Arnzen and I to be guest judges. Eeeee! You can read a wonderful interview with Stephanie here where she tells you a little what she is looking for. Members of … Read More
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