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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

It Goes Boom

New obsessions hit me regularly–bits of stories I hear, scenes that play out in front of me. Right now I can’t stop thinking about the Halifax Explosion. I blame the weekend trip I just took to Halifax, coupled with a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and a sightseeing excursion led by a […]

Seal of Approval

It’s not often that I’m in the position to help out a fellow writer. However, today is one of those days–I was able to offer a blurb for a really great book of short stories that’s coming out in October 2016. Kait Heacock’s short story collection, Siblings and Other Disappointments, is fairly dark, really good, […]

Embracing Porteños: Buenos Aires

I emerged from Ezeiza International Airport this past Saturday into blissfully cool air. Philadelphia, when I left, was nearly tropical, but Buenos Aires weather reminded me of an early spring day. The woman from the booth where I arranged transport into the city pulled her jacket closed and shivered. She glanced at me–in my sleeveless […]

Out of the Haze, It Oozes

So there I was this morning, running down the street. My lungs burned. In the distance, a bright yellow fog hung in the air, almost seeming to rise from the macadam. People staggered out of the cloud, coughing and sputtering, skin glowing bright canary. It sounds like a haz-mat situation, or maybe the beginning of […]