Can You Write a Successful Short Story Using a Formula?

Mary Robinette Kowal claims you can write short stories using a formula. I watched her classroom lecture on Brandon Sanderson's YouTube channel and decided to give it a try. Did it work? Actually, yes! I wrote a flash fiction piece called "Cordelia's Curse," and Dark Recesses Press published it in their e-zine. You can read … Continue reading Can You Write a Successful Short Story Using a Formula?

It’s Release Day for “The Hay Bale”!

It's release day for my new novelette, “The Hay Bale"! A little background: In 2020 my daughter suffered a miscarriage. She got pregnant again, but that pregnancy also ended with a miscarriage. The second one was particularly difficult to manage emotionally. And I’m talking my emotions. What was she going though? Both she and her … Continue reading It’s Release Day for “The Hay Bale”!

Among the Headstones Author Interview: Zachary Ashford

Welcome to the third and final day of my interview trilogy for the upcoming Gothic anthology, Among the Headstones: Creepy Tales from the Graveyard, edited by Gothic author Rayne Hall. Full details about the haunting anthology are provided at the end of the interview. But now, let’s chat with Australian-based author Zachary Ashford. Using three … Continue reading Among the Headstones Author Interview: Zachary Ashford

Among the Headstones Author Interview: Kyla Lee Ward

Welcome to day two of my interview trilogy for the upcoming Gothic anthology, Among the Headstones: Creepy Tales from the Graveyard, edited by the wonderful Rayne Hall. Full details about the haunting anthology are provided at the end of the interview. But now, let’s chat with award-winning author Kyla Lee Ward. How do you feel … Continue reading Among the Headstones Author Interview: Kyla Lee Ward