DISEASE COVER RELEASE!!!!

It seems I have a wealth of exciting things happening, not the least of which is the re-release of my novel DISEASE. For those of you that have been with me from the beginning of this journey, it’s seemed like a long time coming. I originally self-published back in October of 2014. Now, just over four years later (wow! has it really been that long??) I have a second edition ready to go through Stitched Smile Publications. Continue reading

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DISEASE HAS A RELEASE DATE!

It’s been a long time coming but I can finally announce that Disease has a release date through my publisher Stitched Smile Publications! Disease was a #1 Wattpad featured book and this will be a second edition. If you’ve read it before you’ll find it’s been cleaned up beyond the self-published stage and finally shines as brightly as it can. I’m so excited.  Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Fifty Shades Of Hell

Written by Tim Miller

Published by Tim Miller


Fifty Shades of Hell (originally Dead Girl) by Tim Miller is a self-proclaimed “extreme horror” story, and I’ll admit that I was intrigued. I’m not averse to extreme horror and had heard good things from other people about this author so I dove in, excited for a terrifying ride.

Things started out pretty rocky, with fantastically expositional writing, but I thought perhaps after the first chapter or two the story would find its legs. My mistake was assuming there was a story. Fifty Shades of Hell is more like a series of pieces depicting badly written porn and torture.

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GUEST BLOG: The Gender Gap Overcorrection

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.

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Q&A With Stitched Smile Publications CEO Lisa Vasquez

February is Women in Horror Month, and I wanted to share something of a personal nature. Yes, I’m a “woman in horror,” but that’s not it. While most of the attention is paid to those in front of the camera (whether on screen or the back of a book jacket), those behind the curtain are often overlooked, especially in the literary world.

As an author I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Lisa Vasquez, CEO of Stitched Smile Publications, as she runs her business. Since her company picked my novel up for publication, I’ve had a chance to get to know her and her company. She’s an exceptional example of the many women who work endlessly to bring horror to the masses. Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS HERE AND THERE!

bloodskullI know it’s been quiet for a while over here, but that’s been because I’ve been working on lots of big, bad things just for you. As such, I have lots of great news to share with you!

Firstly, as you may know already, Diseasewas picked up by publisher Stitched Smile Publications. Stitched Smile is well known in the horror community as a purveyor of fine horror writing. I’m both honored and excited to be a part of their team, where I’m now a “VIP” author.

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BOOK REVIEW: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, The – Volume 1: The End of the Story

I wrote and published this review for Dread Central. 
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EndOfStoryWritten by Clark Ashton Smith

Edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger

Published by Night Shade Books


The End of the Story is, ironically, the beginning for author Clark Ashton Smith. If you’re not familiar with CAS, he was one of H.P. Lovecraft’s contemporaries. He was also one of Weird Fiction magazine’s largest contributors, focusing mainly on horrific fantasy tales and dark sci-fi.

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AVOIDING EDITORIAL SCAMS

I wrote and published this blog post for Mash Stories. 
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HandsYou’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?
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BOOK REVIEW: Nod by Adrian Barnes

I wrote and published this blog post for Dread Central. 
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NOD (BOOK)

Written by Adrian Barnes

Published by Titan Books


NodSet in present day Vancouver, Nod by Adrian Barnes throws us into an apocalyptic world set upon by a global insomniac event. The story is told through the eyes of an author, Paul, an introverted misanthrope, who is one of a precious few “Sleepers”—those who remain unaffected by the mysterious plague of non-sleep.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR DREAD CENTRAL

I’m super stoked to have my first gig doing book reviews, and for none other than the well-respected online horror news site DreadCentral.com

Recently I posted my my first review with them. Needless to say I was excited, if not a little nervous to put my opinion out there. Although I’m a regular contributor to the Mash Stories blog, I’ve never taken a stab at reviews until now.

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