How about another new book? As longtime readers know, I kinda like writing vampires. It’s a genre that’s fascinated me for a long time, so when I was offered the chance to be included in an anthology all about them, how could I not sink my teeth in? My own offering is a personal essay … More New Release: Vampire Musings
We’re back today with an interview with one of the authors in Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2! I had the pleasure to interview R.L. Merrill, so let’s get to it and see what she has to say about horror, writing, and her work! What’s your favorite part of the horror genre (or favorite subgenre)? … More HAGL2: An Interview with Horror Addict R.L. Merrill!
Today I’m excited to share an excerpt from my piece in Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2! This book is full of so many fun activities, insightful articles, and explorations of the genre. I’m thrilled to be included! Beyond my writing experience, it’s somewhat known that I spent many years working on haunted events. I … More #HorrorAddictsGuide Excerpt: Sewing the Strange
It’s been a hot minute, but I wanted to share something special with you, since it’s the season and all that! Not everything this month has to be completely creepy, after all… Meant to Be…Spooked Falling in love is scary, especially in these four witty, otherworldly tales from Meant to Be Press An … More Promo post: Meant to be Spooked!
I had a conversation recently with some writing friends about different types of story calls and submissions, and we ended up chatting about anthologies. I’ve been in a few, I love the challenge of writing for them, but I’ve also learned a few things along the way. So pull up a chair, because it’s time … More Anthology Anxiety: Practical Advice
So I haven’t been completely nonexistent during this past stretch of self-reflection. I’m way late on this, but hey, promo is promo, amiright? So one of the projects I had the challenge of working on is a paranormal Sherlock Holmes anthology called Curious Incidents: More Improbable Adventures. This was not the easiest story for me … More Tuesday Teaser: Curious Incidents
It’s blog tour time! Today I have an interview with not only a fantastic editor and author, but one of my favorite people and podcasting co-host. But first, ze book. Amazon B&N Genres/Subgenres: Horror, Short Story, Paranormal, Occult, Folklore/Southern Regional Deep within the South, read about the magickal folk who … More Southern Haunts 3: An interview with Alexander S. Brown
This goes hand in hand with yesterday’s post, which is why I’m yammering about it here. So you want to get started writing stories, but you just have no idea what to write? You’re overwhelmed looking at magazine listings but don’t have a novel in you yet? May I make a suggestion? Anthologies. About half of … More Getting Started: Anthologies
I’m pleased as punch to be bringing to you a book with a great theme and a great collection of stories today. You might even say they’re improbably good… (okay, yeah, I know, I’ll shut up and get to it…) Amazon B&N MMP Store Smashwords When you have eliminated all which is … More Theme is the Hairy Spider Hiding Inside Your Pumpkin by Adrian Cross
I do a lot of writing in anthologies, and this is probably one of my favorite pieces that has shown up in them. It also apparently made John Hartness lose his ever-loving mind and not hunt me down for breaking all his rules, so there’s that, too. This is one of those stories that incorporated … More Excerpt: Real Wild Childe (or street vamps falling in love)