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”!
Welcome to my quarterly book reviews where I try (and sometimes fail) to write a one-sentence review for each book I read. But wait, I have news! My first standalone story, a Kindle novelette called “The Hay Bale,” will be released January 10, 2022, and is now available for preorder for 99 cents. It will … Continue reading One Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2021 Reads
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
Yes, I’m participating in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). No, I’m not doing a full novel. I’m doing a pared down version, thus the “ninny.” I wish I could take credit for the cute “ninny” in “NinnyWriMo.” It’s not an original idea, but darned if I can remember who came up with it! By all … Continue reading Ninnywrimo
Yay, my contemporary short story, “Lucretia’s Hum,” was accepted into Rayne Hall’s upcoming Gothic anthology! Woohoo! Hall is a talented short story author, particularly quiet horror and Gothic horror, and I’m stoked that she liked “Lucretia’s Hum.” Stoked isn’t very Gothic. Let's see . . . I’m chuffed to be accepted into Hall’s anthology.:-) Lucretia … Continue reading Short Story Accepted!
Here are the fiction and nonfiction books I read during the last three months. It LOOKS like I read a lot, but there are quite a few short stories and novellas, so I didn't really read that many pages. Anyway, I'll attempt a coherent, one-sentence review for each without cheating and stringing a bunch of … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2021 Reads