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 Full of Burning, the anthology […]

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 requests at the moment. Spread the word […]

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, Purl” will appear in the Blood & Bone anthology from […]

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, “Imaginary Friends”– has hit the […]

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 keeping me fully sequestered in […]

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 could be told about menopause. Weird? Nah. I mean, look–who doesn’t love the […]

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 Winter” is a twist on the […]

“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, longer, etc. until it landed on being second […]

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 writing a lot since March, when COVID-19 really started kicking up in the States. […]

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 prevent a death or someone getting […]