Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

Tropes, Genre and Remixing

I’ve recently had a few questions on genre and creativity and it reminded me of this video on YouTube. No matter how original we think we are, we are probably just rehashing a remix of something else… but that’s okay. … Continue reading

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Beware: Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro

Here’s my warning: be careful if you decide to read Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro when it comes out this month. This book is not for the timid reader just looking for some pretty words to while away a few hours. … Continue reading

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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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#TBT: Vintage Space and Time!

I got a wonderful package in the mail from Our Revered Father of Space and Time Gordon Linzner… vintage magazines including the first issue of the magazine. Published in 1966, Space and Time #1 will be scanned and available to … 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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