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Cake and Horror for Everyone!

Cake and Horror for Everyone!

I'm super excited that my short story, "The North American Guide to Animal Slaughter," has found a home in a horror anthology devoted to CAKE! I swear it's true--some wonderful person at Sliced Up Press decided that cake and horror needed to be together forever and...

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“An Older Lady” Rides!

“An Older Lady” Rides!

There are some things you write that just end up being your favorites. "An Older Lady" is one of those stories for me. It's something that I've been playing around with for seven or eight years now. It's existed in first person, third person, past tense, shorter,...

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New Short Story Alert!

New Short Story Alert!

My short story "Inside Horace House" was just published in the 101 Proof Horror anthology from Haunted MTL. Woohoo! With the pandemic raging and keeping us all socially distanced, these victories--a short story sale and publication--are all the sweeter. I've been...

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Of Antlers and New Representation

Of Antlers and New Representation

Day 36 (?) of lockdown, and my hair is approaching true unruliness--even before lockdown started I was overdue for a hair cut by a week or two. Now, well, I'm at risk of kick-starting a mullet. But, you know, it's for a good cause: if staying home helps possibly...

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New work for spring 2020!

I'm really excited to announce that I've got some short fiction due to be published shortly, both stories that I wrote in a fall 2020 writing workshop. There's nothing quite like being in a class full of talented people, reading great and interesting work, to motivate...

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WriteMentor? Yep.

So . . . I'm serving as a mentor this year for #WriteMentor. Woohoo! So, first things first: welcome, potential mentorees! This is going to be a fun process, and I'm excited to find a great story and a great writer through this initiative. You might want me for your...

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In My Ample Free Time

I never really thought of myself as an academic. I mean, I was on the 20-year plan for my Bachelors degree. As much as I love learning and studying and researching, it never occurred to me that more school might be in my future. But on my birthday this year I learned...

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It Goes Boom

New obsessions hit me regularly--bits of stories I hear, scenes that play out in front of me. Right now I can't stop thinking about the Halifax Explosion. I blame the weekend trip I just took to Halifax, coupled with a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and...

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Seal of Approval

It's not often that I'm in the position to help out a fellow writer. However, today is one of those days--I was able to offer a blurb for a really great book of short stories that's coming out in October 2016. Kait Heacock's short story collection, Siblings and Other...

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Lisbon: The Basics

A few days before I left for Lisbon, Portugal, I started wondering whether I should have chosen an alternate location for vacation. I didn't know much about the culture of Portugal, and I had only learned a small bit of Portuguese. Weirdly, it's something that happens...

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