Read My New Flash Story “Murder House” Online!

I love Pen of the Damned. They consistently put out strong flash horror stories and I adore it! Please swing by to support our group by reading my new Flash Fiction story titled “Murder House.”  I can honestly tell you that writing it hurt my heart, and a little heart-hurt makes a writer happy. You can read “Murder House” here. … Read More

I’m the Featured Author in The Siren’s Call!

I’m absolutely delighted that The Siren’s Call highlighted me as their Featured Author for Women In Horror Month! What an honor. I apologize for my tardiness in posting this, but I’ve been dealing with migraines for a few weeks and I’m a bit behind. But you can get your free download of this fantastic issue here.  The staff works hard on … Read More

WIP Wednesday

Soooooo…what am I up to? Here’s a quick rundown. Somebody tell my agent because she’s probably wondering, too. I took a break from THE NOVEL because THE NOVEL is giving me fits. I’m having difficulty focusing, so I’m working on other things instead. I just edited and sent in the first two scripts for the Crystal Lake Kids line. One … Read More

Three More Weeks to Submit to TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 6!

Co-editor Eugene Johnson and I are thrilled with the number of submissions we’re receiving for our anthology Tales From The Lake Volume 6! But there is just one thing missing. YOUR STORY. We will accept submissions for the non-themed anthology Tales from the Lake Vol. 6 from November 1st, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Compiled and edited by Mercedes M. … Read More

Little Dead Red is on Her Way to Your House!

Let’s hope sweet Little Dead Red doesn’t get lost. Tragedy tends to befall her. I am THRILLED to tell you that my copies of the limited edition LDR and Other Stories finally made it into my hot little hands, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They’re beautiful books, nicely done, with gorgeous covers and gold foil. Each book is signed … Read More

WIP Wednesday

It has been forever since I’ve done one of these! But not only is Work in Progress Wednesday useful to let you guys know what I’m up to, but it also reminds me. My head is like a huge tornado with things flying around it all of the time, like flowers, bits of houses, and happy cows. Sometimes I need … Read More

Print Date for Little Dead Red!

The publisher assured me that Little Dead Red and Other Stories will be printed by June 29. That’s this week, you guys! That’s this very week! I have a very scary sedation appointment for my sweet son the day before (Williams Syndrome/autism make everything difficult) so holding this hot little number in my hands will make it all worth it. … Read More

"Loving You Darkly"

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Loving You Darkly” has made the  Short Fiction preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards.  This means that it was chosen along with nine other short stories, and there will be a vote by Horror Writer Association members. Five stories will be chosen for the final ballot, and a winner will eventually … Read More

Two Stories Eligible for Bram Stoker Consideration

I’m delighted to announce two of my short stories are eligible for consideration in the Bram Stoker Awards Short Fiction category. The first one is titled “Loving You Darkly,”  which was published in F(r)iction magazine this year. It’s available online and can be read here.  “Loving You Darkly” is about hope, loss, and finding a reason to dance after the destruction … Read More