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

The Quiet Places Where Your Body Grows

I wrote a short story and a stranger emailed me to say it made her cry.  I can think of few things better.  Would you like to read it?  It’s part of the Fraternity of Flash series at Misty Dahl’s site.  Stop by to read “The Quiet Places Where Your Body Grows”,  and then hug your children a little tighter.

Book Review: Cristyn West’s PLAIN JANE

Cristyn West’s PLAIN JANE broke my head, pure and simple.  I was sucked in from the brisk, smartly written opening chapter and wasn’t released until the genuinely stunning conclusion.  PLAIN JANE follows disturbed profiler Kent and his on-again, off-again romantic interest Nicole as they hunt down a particularly twisted serial killer.  The relationship between the two main characters is equal … Read More