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Finally, HWA Active Status!

I’m proud to announce that today I achieved Horror Writer Association’s Active status with my poem “Haiku for Horrible Women” on PoetryNook.com. If you are a poet not entering PoetryNook’s weekly contest, you really should get in there. It’s free … Continue reading

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Indie Alternative to Amazon

There is a lot of talk right now about fighting Amazon, but setting aside the corporate hivemind, Amazon has been good to indie authors. Before Amazon came along with Createspace, there were few self publishing options… and the few options … Continue reading

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Horror Haiku for #WiHM11

Still maintaining a horror haiku a night for Women in Horror Month 11… but I’m getting tired. A lot of things piled up all at once this past week and I’m feeling the crunch. But… still standing. My favorite this … Continue reading

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2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Final Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 members. We have presented the … Continue reading

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My “Pussy Magic” Debut

Don’t let the name put you off. I’m chuffed today to share that my poem “Neglected Altars” is up on Pussy Magic today. My poem is a linked haiku chain. It’s coincidence that I posted two haiku chains in two … Continue reading

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Jewel, Epic Haiku Chain

Back in 2018 I celebrated Women in Horror and NaHaiWriMo by writing an epic, long haiku chain. Like this month where I’ve been sharing a feminine themed horror haiku a day, in 2018 I shared a haiku everyday but all … Continue reading

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Demon or Duolingo?

Today my story “Soft Deadline” went up on Elaine Pascale’s blog to celebrate Women in Horror month. Originally published in Trickster’s Treat’s III: Seven Deadly Sins (Things in the Well) something interesting and creepy happened during the writing I still can’t … Continue reading

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#TBT: Toasting Betty Ballantine

Yesterday we celebrated Elizabeth Jones Ballantine (September 25, 1919 – February 12, 2019), better known as Betty Ballantine, an American publisher, editor, and writer. She was born during the Raj to a British colonial family. After her marriage to Ian … Continue reading

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The DreamForge Connection

Speculative fiction is the most inclusive genre. In the realms of fantasy, horror and science fiction anything, and anyone, is possible. This is why it is so important to support the open mindset that accompanies speculative creativity. To that end, … Continue reading

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Review: The Man Who Married Death by Amy Langevin

Here is a book after my own heart and a brilliant pitch-black romantic read about a man who proposes—and marries—Death. Told in poetic forms, be prepared to dip into madness with Zylen LaRocque, the sexy psychopath who charms Death. When … Continue reading

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