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A Very Good Week

A Very Good Week

Every once in a while I have a week where everything seems to come together. This past week is that week for me. It started with a short trip to Amsterdam, then the Saturday Evening Post published my short story “No One Dies in Rochester,” and it ended with Bodies...

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July is For Readers

July is For Readers

Summer is heating up—in more ways than one! To start with, the Bodies Full of Burning anthology (with me as EDITOR!) from Sliced Up Press and the Blood & Bone anthology from Ghost Orchid Press (one of my short stories is contained therein) are both open for ARC...

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The Sinister Side of Knitting

The Sinister Side of Knitting

I’m generally not one to mind waking up and going to work (especially when that consists of getting showered and walking downstairs), but today I woke up to a new short story acceptance—and this Monday morning was much improved! I’m delighted to announce that “Knit,...

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From Beneath

From Beneath

I’m not even going to lie: I’m flabbergasted that as of this post three of my short stories have been published in anthologies since January—including “Scrabbling for Daylight,” a 100-word drabble published yesterday by Ghost Orchid Press in their Beneath drabble...

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Listen Up!

Listen Up!

Every morning is the same: my alarm goes off, and I check my phone for new alerts. This morning the first alert I saw was a reminder that The Half That You See anthology had dropped. Under normal circumstances, I'd be excited that a new piece of mine--in this case,...

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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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