Reaching for the Stars, My First Half of 2021 Writing Goals

Last year and in the first couple of weeks of 2021 I received encouraging editorial feedback on short fiction (short stories and one novelette). But zero feedback on my haunted house novel. Perhaps, thinks me, I need a bridge between short fiction and novels, something to push my storytelling skills to longer lengths. Hm, whatever … Continue reading Reaching for the Stars, My First Half of 2021 Writing Goals

New Anthology: The Vampire Connoisseur

It’s a new anthology, The Vampire Connoisseur, and I'M IN IT! OMGosh, I’m a published author! (Squeal!) I’ve read all 16 vampire stories. They’re all good, fun, enjoyable, and not your typical vampire tales. Yes, I have some faves: “The Red Angel” by Lisa Hario because it’s kinda sweet, but it’s still a horror story.“Poem … Continue reading New Anthology: The Vampire Connoisseur

A Week of Halloween Haikus

I wrote a Halloween haiku every day for a week in anticipation of the haunty holiday. 7 autumn dewy websilken silver labyrinthtiny fangs tarry 6 fall weather welcomesdelicate chills like icyfingers on your neck 5 October howlingwinds strum bare willow brancheswerewolves howling too 4 ruby hourglassnestles moonlit poisonous pearlsa hundred eggs stir 3 dead, curled … Continue reading A Week of Halloween Haikus