The Bones of a Story

Happy holidays! It’s not quite the holiday we all envisioned, for sure. The COVID-19 Omicron variant has timed itself in such a way that I’ll be a hermit over my two-week holiday break instead of visiting my family, having a dinner out with my husband, etc. We’re all double-vaxxed and boostered, but my mom is […]

Rarified Air

2021 has certainly been a year of firsts for me, publishing-wise. I mean, just in terms of work published, by the end of next month that’ll be 9 short horror stories (one of which was published via podcast, which is a first) and 1 short horror drabble, 1 reprint of a previously published short story, […]

Winding Down the Year

Where did this year go? Here we are, almost Thanksgiving–the pandemic has very much impacted the way I experience the passage of time. And the holidays, I might add. After skipping the socializing last year to ensure that everyone stay safe (which clearly was a good idea since both my husband and I came down […]

My Lady Bits On Display

The run up to election day always seems to move lightning fast. The entire Autumn seems to have lasted for approximately one week, despite the fact that I took a trip to Alaska, had three short stories published in anthologies, one short story published on a podcast, one creative nonfiction piece published in an 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 […]

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 […]

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 when the […]

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 got to have a very exciting […]

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. […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers–and new short stories

Get it while it’s hot: my short story Pilgrimage was just published in Aji magazine! You can find out a bit of background about the story and what inspired it here. Let is suffice to say that I’m so pleased that Pilgrimage has been loose on the world. It’s been a minute since I’ve had […]