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

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

"Loving You Darkly"

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Loving You Darkly” has made the  Short Fiction preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards.  This means that it was chosen along with nine other short stories, and there will be a vote by Horror Writer Association members. Five stories will be chosen for the final ballot, and a winner will eventually … Read More

Two Stories Eligible for Bram Stoker Consideration

I’m delighted to announce two of my short stories are eligible for consideration in the Bram Stoker Awards Short Fiction category. The first one is titled “Loving You Darkly,”  which was published in F(r)iction magazine this year. It’s available online and can be read here.  “Loving You Darkly” is about hope, loss, and finding a reason to dance after the destruction … Read More

Becoming Mob, Judge, Jury, and Executioner

The horror world has been a mess lately, and I mostly try to stay out of it. I want to help where I can, lend support to those I love, and lift my skirts above the spilled blood we’re all wading through. But things are reaching a fever pitch and I need to say something. Be careful. Be careful of … Read More

My Bram Stoker Award Nomination Certificate!

And fingernails that I haven’t bitten to the quick, yet! Woo hoo! I’m so happy to be nominated. We’ll find out the winners next month at Stokercon, which will be pretty cool. Hope to see some of you there!

Good News for Little Dead Red!

My friends, I’m delighted to announce that Little Dead Red was recommended for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot. This means that some members of the Horror Writers Association liked it enough to recommend it, and it may or may not be on the final ballot, which consists of five stories. It means that people are reading Little Dead … Read More