Apex Black Friday Sale! Pick up Beautiful Sorrows.

Apex is having a sale! You can get 20% off all print books in the Apex store using discount code BLACKFRIDAY2020-PRINT and 50% off all eBooks in the Apex store using discount code BLACKFRIDAY2020-EBOOK. This includes my first book, Beautiful Sorrows. Come read the collection that started it all. <3 The sale is live now and ends on Tuesday, December 1 at 8 … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy, Low-Energy Pie Crust

If anyone needs to make a last minute pie crust and doesn’t know how, I’ve got you. This is an easy and LOW ENERGY pie crust. Four ingredients and it’s ready to go in ten minutes.    1 and 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons water   Combine flour and salt, then add oil … Read More

October Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive TBR (To … Read More

My Panels at World Fantasy Con!

I’m delighted to not only be attending the virtual 2020 World Fantasy Convention, but I’m participating on two panels. The first panel will be Creating Monsters. I’ll be moderating this panel (yay!) and we’ll discuss the most fascinating monsters in today’s fantasy as well as how to keep monsters contemporary. That panel will go live on Saturday, October 30 at … Read More

A SpoooOOOoooky Decoration!

This is one of my favorite paintings. It was difficult and monotone and I wasn’t used to doing such sharp edges, but I’m really proud of it. It’s a watercolor I painted last year. I decided it was time to pull it out of the dark box it was stuffed in and frame it. It’s hanging in a place of … Read More

October Update on Pretty Little Dead Girls: The Graphic Novel

Hello, friends! Orion has been working extremely hard, and has created most glorious pages! I’d like to share a sneak peek with you. This is our Bryony in high school with her crush, Teddy Baker. Teddy’s intentions are…well. For those unfamiliar with Pretty Little Dead Girls, you’ll find out when your copy of the graphic novel arrives. It’s going to … Read More

Pimp a Friend Friday: Todd Keisling and Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman did a wonderful Q&A with Todd Keisling, and you should all read it. Seriously. Todd’s work is stellar and his character is even better. I can’t wait until he blows up in the literary world. The Geeky Writers and I constantly tell him that we’re going to ride his coattails to success. In fact, just today I referred … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Toasted Coconut

Did you know toasting coconut was so easy? It is SO EASY. I’d never done it because I assumed there it was difficult in some way. Not true! It also makes the kitchen smell divine. Let’s do this thing. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spread a thin layer of coconut flakes or shredded coconut on a baking pan. Toast … Read More