Category Archives: #ReadLocal

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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Unboxing R.A. Smith’s Shadow’s Lament ARC

So proud of my husband, R. A. Smith! He just received the ARC for his first book, Shadow’s Lament, and it looks fantastic! Shadow’s Lament is a 200k word dark fantasy full of exotic peoples, places and situations. The plot is complicated … Continue reading

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Scary Month of May

My goal for this year is to submit my work to more outside publications. I’ve gotten spoiled with self-publishing. Time to get out in the community and stack up those rejection notices… and get my name out there more. So … Continue reading

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N’tl Poetry Month Poet Round Up

National Poetry Month may be ending today, but I’m just getting started. Everyday is a good day to celebrate poetry. “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not … Continue reading

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Creepy Reading with Ladies of Horror Prompts

Bela Lugosi once said “It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.” The Ladies of Horror can agree with that. We’ve produced … Continue reading

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