Please Welcome the Incredible Christopher Barzak to Arterial Bloom!

You guys. YOU GUYS. Christopher Barzak is one of my very favorite authors ever. His work is ephemeral, gritty, and will make you catch your breath. It’s the prettiest pain you’re ever going to read. Start with Map of Seventeen or One for Sorrow to see what I mean.  Or start with his multilayered “Dead Letters” included in Arterial Bloom! I’m so thrilled to … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes John Boden!

John Boden is one of my favorite working authors. He has what we call “Shineyisms”. Shineyisms are these gorgeous turns of phrase that are dark, otherworldly, and distinctly him. John really brought it with his ephemeral story, “Doodlebug.” In pictures she is char and bone. Black crackle and tooth. A handful of diamonds scattered on fresh tar. Of all the … Read More

The Horror Review: Detritus in Love

William Grabowski from The Horror Review took the time to review Detritus in Love. And friends, it makes my heart sing. Please take a second and read it here. <3 If you’d be interested in purchasing your own copy of Detritus, you can do so here. I was privileged enough to read a section from Detritus on the Queen Mary … Read More

Detritus In Love Pre-Orders Are Up!

I can’t tell you how excited I am! Pre-orders for  Detritus In Love are now up! Detritus comes out on October third, and you can pre-order it for $2.99 here. “What unfurls in the form of The Opposite is a haunting and unsettling presence—one that our protagonist, Detritus, must battle, with a motley crew consisting of only his ghostly best friend and a … Read More

Cover Reveal for Detritus in Love!

Eeeeee! Here it is! This is the collaboration John Boden and I have been working on. He sent me a snippet of a story to read, and I fell in love with the characters. There was the unfortunate boy named Detritus by his mother. The ghostly best friend in a Nazi uniform. The dead girl who refused to acknowledge she … Read More

Pimp a Friend Friday: John Boden

  1983: A boy and his little brother wander through a loosely stitched summer. A summer full of sun and surrealism, Lessons of loss and love. Of growing up and figuring it out. Nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania is a small town, it’s not like the others. Things are strange there- people die but hang around, pets too. Everyone … Read More

Pimp a Friend Friday: John Boden and Mercedes M. Yardley

You know I adore John Boden. He was one of the original founders of Shock Totem, and was such a wonderful guy to work with on staff. One day he approached me and asked if I’d read this wonderful story he was working on, called “Thief.” As time went on, the title was changed to “Loving the Girl with X’s … 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