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”

A Panel and a Publication

I’m looking forward to talking about horror with fellow panelists Christa Carmen, Sara Tantlinger, Nicole Willson, Jessica Guess, and Zoje Stage at the online event Females of Fright! The panel will be moderated by award-winning author Gwendolyn Kiste. The panel starts at 8 pm (EST) on Friday, February 12. You can register here: http://ow.ly/ZyKp50DtEFC. IContinue reading “A Panel and a Publication”

A Celebration of Women Writers

In 2016, I won the HWA Scholarship. It changed my life. Sometimes, I think it might have even saved my life. The news came just weeks after a bicycle accident that left me with substantial physical and cognitive damage I still struggle with to this day. The depression and pain nearly won. But then, IContinue reading “A Celebration of Women Writers”

Registration Open for Spring 2021 Workshops

Registration for the Spring session of Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tales and Myth is open! There will only be two sections available; time and day for workshops will be determined according to participant availability. One of these has already been filled. There are only five seats remaining to be claimed. Workshops will begin the first week of MarchContinue reading “Registration Open for Spring 2021 Workshops”

On Rejections and Awards

There is one thing all writers have in common, regardless of genre and skill. It doesn’t even hinge on author presence and publication history. At some point in every writer’s career, rejection hits. It’s just part of the game. Yet, rejection stings. Every single time. Prior to my current work in fiction and poetry, IContinue reading “On Rejections and Awards”

Publication Announcements & End of the Year Round-Up

I just received a parcel delivered through Royal Mail! Inside were my contributor copies of Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales, which was edited by Mark Beech and published by Egaeus Press. It is a beautiful book, and I’m beyond thrilled that my story “An Embrace of Poisonous Intent” closes out this gorgeous arrayContinue reading “Publication Announcements & End of the Year Round-Up”

Publication & Appearance News

I have a couple of stories that are now out in the world, so I figured it was time to write a post. “An Authentic Experience” was published in the anthology WILD: Uncivilized Tales from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I wrote this piece in August 2018, after a massive hail storm wrecked havoc on ColoradoContinue reading “Publication & Appearance News”