"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

The Dragon Takes a Wife

  The Vegas Valley Book Festival was fun! A lot of people came out. We represented the HWA, sold a few books, and I drank a LOT of Diet Pepsi. But my favorite part? Once upon a time, when Niko was a little boy, we were on the dialysis floor. He wasn’t having dialysis himself, but received a pamidronate treatment … Read More