March 2021 Reads!

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (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 … Read More

April’s Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Happy April, dear friends! This month flew by, but we still have our April update on the Pretty Little Dead Girls graphic novel. Orion Zangara has been furiously working and has focused primarily on lettering. He found a wonderful font that has personality while being easy to read. It really adds a finishing touch to the panels, as demonstrated below. … Read More

The Arterial Bloom Cover is Nominated! And More!

It is an honor to have such a gorgeous cover for Arterial Bloom.  Todd Keisling, who contributed a killer story as well as creating such a perfect cover, is up for an award on This Is Horror. Anybody can vote, and all you do is send in an email. Please read through and vote for your favorites! There are so many wonderful titles … Read More

Miss Murder’s Interview with Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation!

I had a great time doing an in-depth interview with Don Anelli for a belated Women in Horror Month piece. We discuss Poltergeist, short stories vs. novels, and why publishing my favorite book was a nightmare. You can read it here.  The official Women in Horror Month organization has officially disbanded, but I very much enjoyed the focus on diversifying … Read More

What I’m Playing: .hack/GU Redemption

I loved the original .hack anime and the game series with Kite and Black Rose. Although the levels are repetitive, the story was cool and I loved how you’d get different aspects of it by the gameplay, anime, and videos. I bought the .hack/GU Recode quad on Playstation 4, and it’s been fun. I get to do everyday business things … Read More

March’s Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, our darlings! We hope you are enjoying the arrival of spring. This morning I sat on my front porch and watched a hummingbird flit around the lavender. It was a thing of beauty. Orion is showing me the most beautiful pieces! I’d like to share two with you. The first is Eddie’s guitar surrounded by stars and flowers. It … Read More

Handel’s Messiah Streaming Tonight!

Celebrate Easter with Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square streamed on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time). Once upon a time when I was in college, I was part of the Chamber Choir. We performed Handel’s Messiah and it was such a joy! The music, the practice, the technicality, the orchestra, … Read More

It’s Official!

The official certificate arrived for Arterial Bloom, naming it a Bram Stoker Award Finalist! Woo hoo! I couldn’t be more proud of the authors and their stories. This was my maiden voyage as sole editor and the authors (and Todd Keisling, who did the cover and interior) made it as easy on me as possible. They were pleasures to work … Read More

So, I’ve Been Sick. What Really Happened. *Trigger Warning*

Wednesdays are usually where I write about TMS therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and how wonderfully I’ve reacted to it. (You can read about it here.) It has changed my life. Then I had a horrific snafu with my doctor and pharmacy. Long, long, LONG story short, I’ve been trying to get my prescriptions refilled since January. We have a new … Read More