Say What Is Truth with Joni Haws! Honesty, Vulnerability, and Trigger Warnings

My friend Joni Haws is an absolutely amazing person. She is one of my very favorite people in the entire world. Joni just started the Say What is Truth podcast, where she sits and has conversations with (extra)ordinary, everyday people to discuss what goes on in their lives.  She’s wise, insightful, and these conversations hit hard. Exploring life’s defining moments, … Read More

An Interview with Writer’s INK Podcast!

You guys! J. Thorn interviewed me for the podcast WRITERS INK that he hosts with J.D. Barker, and I had so much fun! Thorn is just a super nice guy who really understands people as well as the craft. Come listen as we discuss why I got a business certificate from LDS business college, the best advice I ever received … Read More

Mama Pupper Has Regrets

My father sent me this text and I burst out laughing. His coworker, who is an old classmate of mine, has a sweet dog who just had a whooooooole bunch of babies. Her expression kills me. Have a wonderful day, my darlings!  

Kelli Owen Rounds Out the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

My friends! What a delight it is to announce the final author in the Arterial Bloom horror anthology! Last but certainly not least, Kelli Owen rounds everything out beautifully with her macabre story “Still Life.” She writes a fearlessly wistful story about holding the darkness in your hands. I’m so delighted to have her aboard!   She wished she’d been … Read More

The Day of Reckoning! And My Class!

Richard Thomas is one of the best literary teachers around. He’s thoughtful, prepared, extremely well-versed in a myriad of areas, and really has the drive to teach. So imagine my ultimate joy when he brought me on to be one of his Day of Reckoning teachers! The Day of Reckoning is an intense, all-day series of literary classes that take … Read More

Please Welcome Steven Pirie to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

Friends, what a pleasure it is to announce that Steven Pirie has joined Arterial Bloom! Steven wrote the most beautiful love story that somehow manages to intertwine whimsy and the very grimmest of realities. His story is powerful and painfully lovely. He explores what happens when Gaia herself falls in love in “The Making of Mary.” Each time I read … Read More

Our ISP (Individualized Support Plan) for Niko. Gah.

We had an ISP for Niko today. An ISP is an Individualized  Support Plan or Individualized Services Plan. In short, we’re opening a case file for Niko so we can have support when he transitions out of high school. We want him to be able to contribute to society and engage with those around him, but we need help facilitating … Read More

PLDG January Update! And a Sneak Peek!

Oh, my darlings! We have something so wonderful to share with you! Orion Zangara presented me with this gorgeous piece of art, and it literally made me tear up with joy. Please enjoy a sneak peek of an Itty Bitty Bryony, main protagonist of Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Graphic Novel of Murder and Whimsy. Orion brought her to life so … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Grant Longstaff!

Oh my goodness,  my friends. Please welcome Grant Longstaff to the Arterial Bloom horror anthology! Grant’s visceral story titled “Dog (Does Not) Eat Dog,” was one of the two stories that I read once and immediately knew I needed to publish. It’s chilling and brutal, and the terror comes from the fact that it covers very real horrors. I hope … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Linda D. Addison!

May I just tell you what a glory and a wonder Linda Addison is? She is a ferocious, empathetic, wise powerhouse and a sorceress with words. I approached her about writing the foreword to Arterial Bloom, and even though her schedule is packed, she was gracious enough to carve out enough time to fit us in. She did such a … Read More