Admittedly, I can be a fairly private person. I realize this isn’t always a good thing, but it’s the way I work. Not everything about me is everyone’s business, and I’ve tried to employ the iceberg metaphor in discussions and promotion: for every little bit I show, there’s a lot kept under the surface. Part … More Shall We Gather at the River
I love fairy tales. It’s not something I’m necessarily going to defend, although I could. They’ve influenced me in a lot of ways, especially in my growing up. As a kid, I was all about the princesses, the fancy dresses, the parties, all the things I thought those stories were about. I was blown away … More Princess Power
As promised, you can get Olde School today on the two main e-book platforms! More will be coming, and paperback will be out next week! Don’t forget, Southern Indiana folk, I’ll be at Evillecon from March 28-30 and I’m at the Alexandrian Public Library March 29 from 10am-12pm. You have no idea how amazing … More Available Now: Olde School by Selah Janel!
Surprise! I actually had more responses than I originally thought, and because this issue is one near and dear to me, I’m just going to keep right on going 😀 Today my guest is Ekaterina Tikhoniuk! Her story, Emily, is also in The Grotesquerie, and I can’t wait to see what she has to say … More Women in Horror Interview: Ekaterina Tikhoniuk
So I know I’ve been hinting and mentioning that things have been in the works for a while. I also realize that it seems like forever (or at least a year) since I announced my partnering up with Seventh Star Press for a series. A lot of things have happened in the past year, and … More IT’S HERE! Cover Reveal: Olde School by Selah Janel
Today I’ve got some Q&A with Violet Tempest, another author from the women in horror anthology The Grotesquerie! SJ: Why Horror? Why does it appeal to you? VT: To be honest, when I sit down to write it’s what pours out onto the screen. Maybe it’s because as far back as I can remember I … More Women in Horror Interview: Violet Tempest
So this month I’m hoping to get some roundtable discussions going between women horror writers, but in the meantime, I’d like to revisit some of my thoughts from last year. My process on this is multi-faceted and somewhat self-serving: 1. I’m lazy. Well, not really, but I’ve also got a huge book to finish editing, … More WiHM: Writing Horror Like a Girl
I am so incredibly excited to announce that I’m officially a guest for Evillecon Anime Convention on March 28-30!! This is extra special for me, because I spent a good chunk of my growing up in Southern Indiana, and I’m an alumni of the University of Southern Indiana, which is in Evansville. I’m excited to … More SJ hits the road: Evillecon!
So I’m still alive… I’ve been nose-deep in working on a book and a few other things I’ll talk about a bit later, but for right now, I wanted to invite everyone to catch up with me Saturday night, 7pm EST! I’m the first guest on the Drea and Milana Show! We’ll be talking books, … More Hear my Melodious Voice This Saturday, 2/1/14!
I thought I’d include one of my favorite excerpts today: a piece from last year’s holiday release, Holly and Ivy. Despite taking place over the course of a year, this story is distinctively Christmasy to me and encompasses a lot of things I love: love, fairies, hope, symbolism, magic, and some healthy plot, as well. … More Holiday Excerpt: Holly and Ivy