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”

A Short Story Sale & A Celebration of Fairy Tales

As a fan of fairy tales and myth, I’m always on the lookout for new takes on old narratives. Last year, specialty publisher Air & Nothingness Press captured my attention with a lovely book filled with fairy tale mash-ups that had been retold in a variety of genres. I was hooked. I backed the KickstarterContinue reading “A Short Story Sale & A Celebration of Fairy Tales”

New Release & Stoker News

I’m thrilled to announce that my story “The Certainty of Silence” was released in the Sci-Fi & Scary charity anthology Twisted Anatomy: A Body Horror Anthology. This story was written as a protest against domestic violence. This fairy tale mash-up of “Bluebeard” and “Little Mermaid” also includes nods to the sirens found in mythology, EdgarContinue reading “New Release & Stoker News”

Last Chance to Register for Spring Workshops

The next open workshop at The Storied Imaginarium starts the first week of March and runs through the first week of May. Best of all, it’s not too late to register! If you’ve been looking for some inspiration to help you jumpstart your creativity, this is your chance! There are two workshops running this spring: Monday evenings 6-8:30 pm Continue reading “Last Chance to Register for Spring Workshops”