Shadow Atlas Wins a Colorado Book Award

I’m pleased to announce that Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas took home the gold as the winner in the Anthology category at the Colorado Book Awards. This is the first win at the Colorado Book Awards for Hex Publishers, and it is also my first award as an editor. When I had theContinue reading “Shadow Atlas Wins a Colorado Book Award”

Under Her Skin: Poetry Collection Release

Today is the book birthday of the highly-anticipated anthology Under Her Skin: A Women in Horror Poetry Collection, Volume 1. This gorgeous book includes two of my poems: “My Body, My Book” and “Our Lady’s Bird.” “Not for the faint of heart…Each word and phrase has been structured in such a way that the readerContinue reading “Under Her Skin: Poetry Collection Release”

Musings on Poetry and the Art of Collaboration

After a some time away from poetry while working on a novel-length book, my return to the genre came with a new appreciation of the form. I start my mornings with poetry. If I’m not writing poems, I’m reading them. One of my goals last year was to work on a poetry collection featuring fairyContinue reading “Musings on Poetry and the Art of Collaboration”

Shadow Atlas Release

It is November 30th, and the day I’ve been waiting for all year is finally here. Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas has finally been released into the world! Reviews are starting to come in, and the praise is glowing. “Dead serious in its horror, yet delightful and inviting in its design and conceit,Continue reading “Shadow Atlas Release”

Best Horror of the Year

It’s the time of year when the BEST OF anthologies start to roll out, and writers everywhere eagerly look forward to discovering if their stories caught the attention of the readers compiling these collections. Ellen Datlow has been editing anthologies for the last four decades, and is one of the most influential editors working inContinue reading “Best Horror of the Year”

The Tower (ARCANA)

I’m excited to share my work with ARCANA —an innovative project based in Munich, Germany. Each participating writer was given the task of composing a piece of flash or a poem based on based on a specific card in the Major Arcana. When I opened that invitation, I found that I’d been assigned The Tower—Continue reading “The Tower (ARCANA)”

Upcoming Appearances (Sep. & Oct. 2021)

September and October are especially busy this year. In addition to wrapping up novel revisions and promoting the upcoming release of Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, I will be talking about some of my favorite subjects on upcoming panels at WhimsyCon, MileHiCon, Fox Cities Book Festival, and Pikes Peak Writers. I hope toContinue reading “Upcoming Appearances (Sep. & Oct. 2021)”

Publication Round-UP

My poem “Fairy Tale Prohibition” is out now at Alphanumeric. This piece examines cautionary themes in familiar fairy tales and the consequences that come from breaking the rules. This piece draws threads from more than a dozen fairy tales. Can you identify them all? In addition to Alphanumeric, this poem can be read in NonBinaryContinue reading “Publication Round-UP”

StokerCon & Silver Hammers

This last weekend was a whirlwind of activities, panels, and readings. The pandemic has affected many things over the last 15 months, and StokerCon 2021 was one of those things. Through a truly massive effort on the part of co-chairs Brian W. Matthews and James Chambers, StokerCon shifted to a virtual platform in a matterContinue reading “StokerCon & Silver Hammers”

Anthology Announcement & an Open Call

I’ve been working on a project for a couple of months now, and I decided that May 1st was the perfect day to formally announce it. After all, May Day is the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. I happen to like the liminal space measured in halfway points. And althoughContinue reading “Anthology Announcement & an Open Call”