JANUARY 15—21

WHO WANTS TO BE READ FOREVER? Writing with significance creates writers of significance. In “Who Wants to be Read Forever?” I explore how writing to change the world can help your stories have a permanent place in it—this week’s post is the third installment in my BUILDING STORY series. You can read it here.

Catch up on the entire BUILDING STORY series here.


February 7th I’ll be presenting Manuscript Magic: Practical Strategies for Polishing and Presenting Your Manuscript with Lee Murray for Horror University. Six different workshops for writers interested in learning new skills and techniques. Details available in the Horror University School on Teachable: https://horror-university.teachable.com/courses.

Thank you to Siren’s Call for choosing me as their featured writer in the coveted Halloween issue! My piece on page 177 is about how science has verified what most of us have known all along—horror can save our mental health. “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” is available to read for free right here.

Tortured Willows hit the #1 Amazon best seller in Asian poetry within hours of it’s release on Kindle and stayed up for hours. I’ve never earned the orange best seller banner yet. Pretty excited—thank you!

LOOKING FOR SHISA? I don’t sell shisa keychains, just give them away. It’s my way to try and offset some of the negativity out there. If you’d like a shisa keychain, I’ll be happy to send one anywhere for postage. I just made a page for that here. I’d love to see what you do with your shisa. Share them with me on Facebook here.

Published in 2021

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas from Hex Publishing. A BookLife editor’s pick! Available now.

Don’t Break the Oath: Women in Horror Vol. 4 from Kandisha Press. Available now.

Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken. from Yuriko Publishing. Here are just a few of the reviews from the first week. Available now.

Giving the Devil His Due from Running Wild. Available now.

Weirdbook Annual: Zombies! from Wildside Press. Available now.

Mark My Words: Read the Submission Guidelines and other Self-editing Tips from Yuriko Publishing. Available now.