Monthly Archives: June 2018

June 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! Sweet and spooky, these shorts from some of the best female names in horror share their inspirations from photo prompts. Here’s who has been … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites is Available NOW on Amazon

Surprise! Bitter Suites is now available in paperback on Amazon. The Kindle version is in production and should be available this week. The audio version should be available within the month. I will be signing copies at Crypticon in Kansas … Continue reading

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Resignation Submitted

It’s official. I’ve turned in my notice at our night factory job at Amazon. I’ve accepted a part time position with an extremely flexible schedule so that I can focus on writing more. The move allows me to supplement my … Continue reading

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25 No-Fee Writing Contests for July

Erica Verrillo has posted more than two dozen free writing contests in July, some of which offer substantial prizes. Every genre, form, and style is covered, from short stories, to poetry, to published works. Check her list out on her … Continue reading

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Full Paperback Cover Reveal

Publishing a book is like watching a child grow. I like to share snapshots of how the creation is developing. I just received the full cover for paperback. A few last minute changes and the book is uploaded to Createspace—only … Continue reading

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Remembering “Escape Claws”

I got this great email this week about Escape Claws. Another surprise was this photo shared on Facebook from a different reader. With my brain all full of Bitter Suites, I haven’t given Claws a thought in awhile. Nice to … Continue reading

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A Suite Peek

The paperback formatting for Bitter Suites is finished and ready for Amazon. As it goes under review, I took a few screenshots to show off how it has turned out. I love the chapter designations. They were designed to look … Continue reading

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Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging

I don’t celebrate my own birthday with much fanfare, but when my blog turns another year older I’m always stoked. I started this blog on June 23, 2010 and have posted almost daily since. Why do I blog so obsessively? It … Continue reading

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Don’t Send Help

Sometimes silence is required while growth occurs. Lately quite a lot has been changing in my life as I move from one phase to the next. Writing has always taken a central role in my life, but lately it has … Continue reading

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Polish Your Word Skills with a Free MOOC

Hone your writing skills with the newest MOOC* from University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. Titled “Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion,” during this course you will have the opportunity to read and listen to writers discussing voice, character, setting, style and … Continue reading

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