Monthly Archives: May 2019

Travel Week Begins

Tomorrow morning I start my week-long adventure to the East Coast. I’ll be taking a Greyhound bus so I can work the whole way. First, I’ll be heading to Virginia to spend time with my oldest daughter and her family. … Continue reading

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Read·a·long with R.A. Smith

My prompt inspired poem, She Waits, went up on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog for the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge. You can find the poem here. But wait! There’s more… You can also hear native Australian (and my hubby) read She Waits on … Continue reading

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News to Me: Authors are NOT Artists?

Update: I received a call today to say I would be welcome to participate. I didn’t name the art walk originally because they are within their rights and this wasn’t about pointing fingers. I just wanted to open a discussion on … Continue reading

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Hear “Sepia” Read by R.A. Smith

Yesterday my flash fiction story, Sepia, went up on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog for the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge. It’s a terrible story, I won’t lie. I wrote it just before StokerCon, meant to edit and ran out of time. I … Continue reading

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End of Mae/Fin de Mae, Free on Curious Fictions

End of Mae was my first book, originally published in 2010. For a first foray into fiction it did reasonably well. With 28 reviews averaging a solid four stars, I can’t complain. Writing it taught me a lot. Were I … Continue reading

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Busy Days Writing, Neglecting Blog

I have kept this blog going since 2010. My goal has always been to post daily. I’m obviously struggling with that since StokerCon—but all for good reasons. I came back with two publishers+ interested the complete story arc of Bitter … Continue reading

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Taking a Breath…

StokerCon was, as always, AMAZING! I apologize for my vanishing act here… I’ve been a bit busy as a result of all that amazing-ness. I didn’t win the Stoker for Bitter Suites, but I couldn’t be happier. Rena Mason won … Continue reading

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Off to StokerCon!

We head off early in the morning before the sun comes up. I’ll be trying to keep my blog updated… but no promises. It will be a busy next week! The awards banquet will be live streamed on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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Free “Bitter Suites” for StokerCon Weekend

Final countdown! Bitter Suites will be free at Amazon all weekend to celebrate being selected as a Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Thursday we head to StokerCon 2019 in Grand Rapids to celebrate the finer side of horror, and Saturday is the … Continue reading

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Conversation Overheard: Author Attitude Matters

I was at an event hosted by our local library the past weekend and I overheard an enlightening conversation between two librarians: Librarian One: Did you get to meet all the authors you were hunting and get your books signed? … Continue reading

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