Category Archives: #AMWRITING

BLESS THE PAGE TURNERS

Statue haiku… statue-ku… stat-ku? These are the thoughts that keep me awake at night. This is my first statue-ku for a fun side project I’m working on. In case you can’t read it in the photo, the haiku is a … Continue reading

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THREE WINS+ IN MISSOURI WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

From the Missouri Writers Guild’s 2021 President’s Writers Contest—So excited to be awarded a first place in Best Short Story with “Skin Dowdy” from Black Cranes (yes, the same Black Cranes that is a Shirley Jackson Awards finalist!) I was … Continue reading

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PASS THE BUCKS: HWA SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS OPEN

Looking for some funding to further your writing career? There are many resources available from Horror Writers Association to support horror creatives and HWA membership is not required. It’s like stimulus for creatives but act now. The deadline to apply … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF THIS BLOG

Eleven years ago today I began this blog on June 23, 2010. Originally called Dandilyon Fluff, my first post was a farewell to my motorcycle. I had just sold it and my 1968 Airstream camper so I could move to … Continue reading

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POETRY EXPERIMENT: SACRILUCIOUS

One new word, two videos and three Instagram creators have been colliding around in my brain for a few weeks now until this morning when it all came together. I love the challenge of the strict syllable count so I kept that but instead of 5-7-5 I went with 12-13-6. Why? Ask the muse. Continue reading

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IRON WRITERS CLOSES TOMORROW

Tomorrow will be the last day to get those flash fiction pieces up at the Iron Writer’s page. We have some excellent entries already. It is so cool to see how different writers treat the same prompts. The rules are … Continue reading

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THE IRON WRITERS COMPETITION BEGINS

And it begins at Ironwriters.com: all writers are invited to post a flash fiction piece of any genre from now until June 10 for the first month of the Iron Writers competition. Posting the stories will be closed on June … Continue reading

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SHADOW ATLAS: DARK LANDSCAPES OF THE AMERICAS

I am thrilled to have my poem “Los Vigilantes Oscuros” included in the prestigious table of contents for the upcoming Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas from Hex Publishers. To be released October, 12, 2021, this collection was edited … Continue reading

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A DECADE OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

Ten years ago today I self-published my first book, End of Mae. Wonder what it’s really like to be a self published author? Here are the facts and figures. Continue reading

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GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE COVER REVEAL

I am proud to be a part of Giving The Devil His Due, The Pixel Project‘s first charity short story anthology to be published September 1st 2021. An anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the anthology … Continue reading

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