It rainy and cool in Florida, this weekend before Halloween. The cypress needles are turning a rusty brown. Strange birds are calling in the swamp, traveling south away from places where Autumn is stripping the trees. It's the perfect time to read poetry that chills the blood and breaks your heart.
Black Sunday: Atonement with Barbara Steele
I recently fangirled about Black Sunday (1960) on My Horror Confessional with Miguel Meyers (Miguel Villa).
Falling Leaves and Fallen Stars
I'm delighted to share that my poem, "Bury Me Under Fallen Stars," will appear in the Autumnal Equinox issue of the literary magazine Magpie Messenger. The Magpie Messenger is published by Curious Corvid Publishing, a publisher specializing in Gothic works and dark poetry.
A Dream Acceptance: HWA Poetry Showcase
I'm honored my poem, "Reasons Why You Can't Go Out To Play Alone," will be part of the HWA Poetry Showcase, Volume IX alongside poets I've admired for years.
MOTHER: TALES OF LOVE AND TERROR
I'm thrilled to announce my poem, “Cleaning Out Her House, As If She’ll Ever Be Gone,” will be in the upcoming MOTHER: TALES OF LOVE AND TERROR from Weird Little Worlds.
2 Weeks until Ghoulish Book Festival
Ghoulish Book Festival programming has been announced, and it's so much fun! Horror panels to scare and delight. Creepy readings and late night campfire stories. A Mothman contest. I'm excited to be on panels that are near and dear to my heart. I'll talk about why insular communities, and the wilds around them, make Small-Town … Continue reading 2 Weeks until Ghoulish Book Festival
Horror Con Season
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
Quaint and Curious, and Wonderful, Gothic Reviews
I'm delighted to see A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales connecting with readers. Not only is it perfect reading for chilly winter nights and rainy spring days, but the variety of Gothic themes from my fellow authors is exceptional. I'm honored that Robin Knabel of Unsettling Reads listed my story, "Scabrous," as one … Continue reading Quaint and Curious, and Wonderful, Gothic Reviews
Coming January 2022: More Gothic Horror!
Cover of A QUAINT AND CURIOUS VOLUME OF GOTHIC TALES, with a balding human in embroidered vest, with one eye covered with a coin, balancing spheres on their arms, and a raven sitting next to them
Grateful for IN SOMINO reviews
Reviews are coming in for IN SOMIO, and my story, "The Reaching Sea."