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...
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...
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...

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...

DiversifYA and Universal Ethics

Diversity in young adult lit is getting a lot of attention lately, and I’m happy to see it. The typical English literature canon author is an old, white guy, and things haven’t changed that much. Yeah, you might see a white woman or a black guy taught in a...