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Birthday Updates

Birthday Updates

It's my birthday week, which is always an exciting time for me. I almost always take a few days off from my day gig, and this year is no different. Well, it's sort of different--normally my husband and I leave the country for the duration. This year the pandemic is...

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Bodies Full of Burning

Bodies Full of Burning

It's February, which means it's birthday month for me--I'll be turning 49 in about three weeks, and menopause has been on my mind. And so one day I got to thinking about all the awesome horror fiction--body horror, psychological, grimdark, environmental, etc--that...

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Winter, She Has Come

Winter, She Has Come

From the moment I saw the cover of the Shiver anthology, edited by horror writer Nico Bell, I knew it was going to be a special collection. And it really is. I'm biased, of course, because my short story "Waiting for Winter" is included in the anthology. "Waiting for...

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Home is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is

Like many owners of a home with more bedrooms than we really need, my husband and I decided to use one of the bedrooms in our house as a guest room. I can count on one hand how many overnight guests we've actually had in the eighteen years that we've lived here. So...

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Of December and COVID-19

Of December and COVID-19

Let's face it, 2020 has been a dumpster fire in general for most people--and that's being nice. This year I've had some good publishing luck (at least as it relates to my short stories), and I've been happy and healthy. That is, until December, when my husband and I...

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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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