It's just over a month until the Ghoulish Book Festival in San Antonio, Texas and StokerCon in Denver, Colorado. These will be my first in-person horror events in a couple years, and I'm excited! Panels are still being organized for Ghoulish Book Festival, so stay tuned, but you can already purchase badges for the exclusive … Continue reading Horror Con Season
I will be appearing as part of the Creators Track at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, USA, on October 26-28, 2018. Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend is one of the largest horror conventions in the nation, and this year's convention has a huge line up of celebrity guests, horror creators, a film festival, live performances, … Continue reading Upcoming – Spooky Empire Creators Track
Did you see the will o' wisp dancing outside your door this morning? She fluttered for just a moment, then careened off. There are forces moving on the wind, darting between shadows, luring you off to where the spirits are celebrating today. Jolene Haley, writer and founder of the The Midnight Society horror writer collective, is … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Magical Jolene Haley!
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my posts about #SpookyEmpireRefugees. It was heart-breaking, then heart-warming, and overall an incredible event for Central Florida's horror community. I had spooky plans for the first weekend in October. Somehow, The Addams Family musical, Halloween Horror Nights, and Spooky Empire all came together at the … Continue reading Spooky Empire Refugees – 20 Days until Halloween
There is Halloween in the woods. Limbs and leaves fall. Decomposers invade. The trees take on a different beauty in death, with fungi threading through its tissue, splitting its bark open. Beautiful rot, as it becomes part of the forest floor. Orange fungi. Black muck.
A taxidermied Bufo marinus that’s been made into a change purse is a permanent resident of my office at my day job. Animals skulls and insects preserved in jars keep it company. My coworkers have different bones and dead things at their desks. So it is with field biologists: we love critters so much, we bring them back … Continue reading Halloween at Work – 25 Days until Halloween
October is my birthday month, and my family celebrates it with me by filling the month with spooky goodies. We started the month off by going to The Addams Family musical. I've loved The Addams Family since watching re-runs of the television show as a kid and discovering the cartoons by Charles Addams as a teen. The … Continue reading Addams Family Night Out – 27 Days until Halloween
I'm very excited to be involved with an upcoming event that celebrates horror and dark fiction in all its delicious forms. W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, Florida is looking for authors to participate in its first annual “DreadFest,” an event to celebrate the darker side of fiction. The event will focus on horror … Continue reading DreadFest 2017 – Call for Writers
Red Bellied by Victoria Nations Red hair spilling down, nearly as bright as the red staining her belly
Happy, happy Halloween! It's the finale of my celebration of October and the spooky things that emerge at this time of year. My Halloween morning was perfect: I spent it running through the woods from zombies and a swamp monster. The MudWalk is a tradition for elementary school kids in our area. They visit the Environmental Studies Center and … Continue reading Running Through The Swamp – Halloween At Last