Category Archives: #ReadLocal

Train Going Down, Down

Remember my “train going down, down” from my short story on Amazon,  The Heaven Grift? This month I pulled from that story to write my prompt for the Ladies of Horror flash prompt. In my story, the train is just … Continue reading

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Ladies of Horror Round-up

The Ladies of Horror flash fictions have been going up over at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog and I’ve missed sharing them so far this month. Sweet and spooky, these shorts from some of the best names in horror share their … Continue reading

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Celebrating “Sleep Tight”

Hurry over to BJ Hyman’s Sleep Tight release party. I was there hosting the Nightcaps and Coffee segment. The party will be going on all day. Find it on Facebook here. Here’s the line up: 9—10 a.m. Patricia Preston 10—11 … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites: TBR July 13

Bitter Suites, my newest book about a hotel that specializes in recreational suicide experiences, will be released at Crypticon Kansas City Friday, July 13. I have been working on this project for the last two years and am so excited to … Continue reading

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37 PAYING Markets-All Genre and Form

Erica Verrillo of Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity recently published an extensive list of paying submission calls for May. There are still 37 open calls from today to the end of the month. These calls are for a variety of genre … Continue reading

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Write Like a Dandelion

Spring is everywhere, and with it comes my favorite flower, the dandelion. This common little flower inspires me. No lawn is without one, despite weed killer and conscientious uprooting. Dandelions are tenacious and prolific. Be like dandelions, Neil Gaiman urged publishers … Continue reading

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“Don’t be a ‘writer.’ Be writing.”

I found this on Kyra Starr Author Services today and it made me think of all the silly author photos I’ve taken over the years. Every photo I would look at it and debate… do I look serious enough…too serious…maybe … Continue reading

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More Ladies of Horror!

I have been sharing the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt challenges on my Facebook page in April but thought they ended at the turn of the month, but I am happy to say I was mistaken. More posts have gone up … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Ride the Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train, one of the most respected short-story journals in print, is closing, but they have an open call for their last four issues. A paying market, the magazine has been published by two sisters for nearly 30 years. They pay … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse: Collaborative Poem

To celebrate the final day of National Poetry Month, a few of us got together on Facebook to create an Exquisite Corpse. In case you don’t know, an Exquisite Corpse is a collectively assembled poem. Each contributor added to the … Continue reading

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