My publisher, Stitched Smile Publications, has a great new book coming out very soon, The Anatomy of Monsters Volume 1. To celebrate they’ll be throwing an online bash! Even better than that, I’ll be doing an author take over for the last hour! I hope you’ll join me on July 8th, 2017, at 6pm CST, where I’ll be giving away a signed paperback set of The End Is All We See and All We See Is The End! If you swing by even earlier there’s even more fun to be had as loads of talented authors host their own hours, doing giveaways, playing games, and more. Continue reading
Yesterday I was honored to guest on the podcast In The Artists Realm and my host, Sylvia Stein made it a great experience. Despite a bit of scheduling conflict, fully my fault because I screwed up the time zones, we were able to make it work. It’s always a pleasure to discuss my writing process and books, and in this episode we go deep. Continue reading
You heard it right! I found out just a few days ago that I’m the winner of the TheAuthorShow.com 2017 Top Female Authors Award for short story! That means that out of all the nominations they received, they felt my short story, Purple Haze, was the best. I’m above honored, to say the least. There’s nothing more flattering than winning an wining an award for something you’ve worked extra hard on. It’s a validation like no other. Continue reading
I couldn’t be more pleased with the recent review by DavidWatson over on HorrorAddicts.net! There is nothing better than knowing someone enjoyed reading something I wrote. It’s the entire reason I do this. That and all glare of the paparazzi camera and stacks of dolla-dolla bills. (At least one of those statements is true). Continue reading
I did a guest post over on Jack Wallen‘s blog for Women in Horror Month. Here’s a small preview, head on over there to read the rest.
I’ve been a horror writer for nearly fifteen years. First as part of the film industry, in a screenwriting capacity, and about four years ago transitioning to fiction. In that time I’ve made some great decisions, and some not so great decisions,(I’m not the craziest about this sentence…not smooth to read) and I’ve busted my butt to continually improve upon my craft and get where I am today.
If you told me that you didn’t want to read my work based my gender, I’d tell you to get the fuck out of town, and I would be right for saying that. I may only have been a writer for one and a half decades, but I’ve been a female my entire life. I’ve had that type of blatant sexism directed toward me more times than I can count, but that’s not what I’ve really come here to discuss.
It’s like a dream come true. Back in November I threw Disease up on Wattpad. I figured I had nothing to lose, but lots of readers to gain. Back then I never imagined that it would quickly become a featured novel, and that after that I’d be watching it skyrocket in the ranks. Today I’m please to announce, nay, estatic to announce, Disease is now #1 on Wattpad Featured Horror!
I wrote and published this blog post for Mash Stories.
See the original post here.
You’ve worked hard on your manuscript and, like a juicy red apple you’re about to leave on your favourite teacher’s desk, you want it to be polished to perfection. Now that it’s time to relinquish the fruits of your labour to a professional editor, how do you avoid getting ripped off? How do you know the editor you’re about to rely on closely is sufficiently qualified? Continue reading