The Stoker Award Roundup!

It was a very, VERY good year for horror this year! I was delighted and so humbled that Arterial Bloom was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in the Anthology category. While it didn’t place, I’m so happy to see the love and support it received! Putting it together was a real trial-by-fire experience, and I’m so proud of the … 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

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 Once Upon An October…Todd Keisling and I [Video]

So Once Upon An October, Todd Keisling and I were scheduled to have an interview with a podcast host. Or something. And the host kind of stood us up. So Turp Kardling and I decided to interview each other, which was a lot of fun. We talk writer’s block, pandemic, and video games. I hope you enjoy it as much … Read More

Arterial Bloom Made the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards!

Arterial Bloom is in the running for Superior Achievement in an Anthology! Who is over the moon? Why, I am! Simply over the moon. <3 Arterial Bloom is the little anthology that could, and I couldn’t be happier. From the gorgeous cover art by Todd Keisling to the layered, chilling stories within, I think it’s a beautiful and meaningful piece … Read More

Dead Headspace Podcast: A Roundtable on Faith and Horror

I had the best time on this podcast, my friends. Patrick R. McDonough and Brennan LaFaro invited Ronald Kelly, John Quick, Todd Keisling, and myself to discuss faith and horror. Three of us are active members of our faith, and Todd was the counterpoint agnostic point of view. It was an intriguing, respectful, thoughtful discussion about the juxtaposition of faith … 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

Arterial Bloom is Available for 99 cents!

Friends! I’m delighted to announce that my editorial baby, Arterial Bloom, is available for 99 cents. If you’ve wanted to discover something both beautiful and brutal, this is the anthology for you. I hope you enjoy. You can pick it up here.  Lush. Brutal. Beautiful. Visceral. Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and … Read More

July’s Reads

Reading has saved my sanity this quarantine. I read so much for work that I seldom have time to read for pleasure. Or, rather, I seldom make time because I feel like I can’t justify it. It’s a luxury and a joy and isn’t life supposed to be about work, work, work, and pushing yourself beyond your limit? Don’t we … Read More

This Is Horror Reviews Arterial Bloom!

I love the people at This Is Horror. They do good, quality work. I’m thrilled to see their review for Arterial Bloom! Thank you all so much for such a wonderful, carefully thought-out interview. It made my day! You can read their review HERE.   Arterial Bloom is an anthology which is hard to pick flaws in. Each of its … Read More