The Horror Writers Association is celebrating Women in Horror Month, and I'm honored to be interviewed this year.
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
Happy Birthday to the Magical Jolene Haley!
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!
DreadFest 2017 – Call for Writers
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
Stephen King, Coincidences, and Dementia
I started reading Stephen King stories in elementary school, starting with the newly published paperback edition of “The Shining” after my mother was through reading it. I’d heard it was scary, and I liked scary. I saw the movie in the theater when I was ten. I was enrapt. And since that time, as Stephen King books came out, … Continue reading Stephen King, Coincidences, and Dementia
Hallow-WriMo – 11 Days Until Halloween
NaNoWriMo begins at midnight on November 1. I’m often up then, closing down the house after the last trick-or-treaters and eating Halloween snacks in front of a late night horror movie. I’ve usually gotten most of the makeup wiped off, and I’ve transitioned to ghost socks. I’ll be dreaming of starting my NaNoWriMo story. I’ve … Continue reading Hallow-WriMo – 11 Days Until Halloween
Quiet Horror – 12 Days Until Halloween
I grew up reading Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, and I still adore them. Some day their language is overblown, but I love how their lavish descriptions overwhelm me. Their stories are more horrifying for how they make me feel crushed beneath moldering walls and surrounded by alien angles. Something monstrous is usually threatening to overtake … Continue reading Quiet Horror – 12 Days Until Halloween
October Is For Writing Conferences – 15 Days Until Halloween
It is an amazing feeling to write a scene, even a sentence, that gives you a little thrill. I enjoy writing spooky stuff, and those thrills come when I feel like I've written a scene that is particularly gruesome or I've managed to capture a character's reaction to the horrific thing that is happening. It makes me pull away from the … Continue reading October Is For Writing Conferences – 15 Days Until Halloween
Writing In Graveyards – 22 Days Until Halloween
I was raised to love graveyards. I was raised on classic horror movies and their eerie graveyards, filled with rolling mist. My parents bought me horror comics and introduced me to Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King in elementary school. We had the full encyclopedia of Man, Myth, and Magic, and I would lean against the bookshelf for hours, reading and marveling … Continue reading Writing In Graveyards – 22 Days Until Halloween
The Power Of Writing Conferences – Recap Of #FHBF2015
I’m very glad I went to the Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writing Conference this year. I gained insight into my writing and new ideas for telling stories. Thursday was a writing critique session. Participants submitted their first 10 pages of a work in early September, and we brought written comments for each other to … Continue reading The Power Of Writing Conferences – Recap Of #FHBF2015