When It Rains, It … Somethings

(I mean … it’s a worn out adage, but it’s worn out for a reason.)

2020 was pretty much a disaster.

Except for the resurgence of this image by KC Green. This is one of my faves.

Globally speaking, 2021 hasn’t had a great start, either.
But, personally and professionally — after a bit of a dry spell — things have started to pick up.

I feel fortunate to be able to make the following announcements:

Story Acceptance
I’m pleased to announce my story, “Because You’re Mine,” was accepted by Kristi Petersen Schoonover, editor of 34 Orchard.
Fun fact: Kristi accepted it in 23 minutes … my fastest acceptance ever. Thanks, Kristi!
It will be released April 25, 2021.
In the meantime, please head over to 34 Orchard and see what’s going on over there.

Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®
I’m excited to see my story, “Am I Missing the Sunlight?” on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®. I am surprised and honored by this recognition.
“Am I Missing the Sunlight?” appears in Borderlands 7, edited by Olivia Monteleone and Thomas Monteleone.
Voting for the final ballot is happening now.
Best of luck to all those appearing on the ballot!

A Story Featured on Brian Keene’s Patreon
In celebration of Women in Horror Month, the awesome, talented, and all-around good guy, Brian Keene, has featured one of my stories, “Worse Ways,” on his Patreon.
“Worse Ways” first appeared in Chiral Mad 3, edited by Michael Bailey.
Brian is featuring a number of women on his Patreon this month, including Linda Addison, Hailey Piper, and L. Marie Wood. With more to come.
Check it out here if you are so inclined.

A Bumper for The H.P. Lovecast Podcast
Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany graciously asked me to do a bumper (like a mini-intro) for their podcast, The H.P. Lovecast Podcast. The bumper occurs before their episode featuring the amazing Lee Murray.
Thanks so much to Nicholas and Michele for this fun opportunity.
And if you have a second, take a listen to the episode.

A Piece in the StokerCon2021 Souvenir Book
As the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association, I was asked to write a piece for this year’s StokerCon2021 Souvenir Book. Titled, StokerCon™ 2021 Souvenir Anthology: The Phantom Denver Edition, the book is edited by Josh Viola, over at Hex Publishers. Josh has been working tirelessly on this fantastic anthology, and although StokerCon is going virtual this year, the book will be available to all attendees.

Check out this cover … I’m in love!

A Reading

In celebration of Women in Horror Month, Jim Chambers and Carol Gyzander (of HWA-NY) have asked me to join Kaaron Warren, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and Nancy Lambert to be part of their Galactic Terrors reading series.

Thursday, February 11 at 8pm EST.
More information here.
You can watch on YouTube or on Facebook live — in either case, be sure to chat with us and ask questions!

Please join us if you can.

Another Reading

Another celebration of Women in Horror Month! This time, Jessikah Chautin of the Syosset Public Library has asked Linda Addison, Carol Gyzander, April Grey, and me to join her for an evening of readings, Q&A, and fun.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 7:30 – 8:45 pm EST
Attendee Link: https://Zoom.us/J/92979703639

Hope you can join us for this, as well.