What was I thinking deciding to participate in NaNoWriMo?
What. Was. I. Thinking?
The skin on the tips of my fingers is practically all gone, rubbed away from hours spent typing at my computer. My posture has suffered more than I want to admit… it was perfect in September, outstanding in October, and it’s reached Quasimodo levels of bad now in November. And maybe it’s just me, but I never thought I would hate the sound of someone typing on a keyboard as much as I currently do. But, on the upside, my novel is well underway. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up”
If you haven’t heard the news, which is very possible given how slow I am at announcing things, I’m happy to say that a story of mine is going to be featured in an upcoming anthology called The Women In Horror Annual. The anthology is a collection of short horror, and nonfiction about horror, exclusively written by women who work in the genre. The project is being spearheaded by Rachel Katz and Christine Makepeace, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. Continue reading “The Women In Horror Annual”
So it’s been well over a month since my last post to this website… which is horrible. But, on the plus side, I’m posting something now. So that’s good, right? Maybe? We’ll come back to that later.
It’s been a crazy couple of months and I’m beyond excited to announce that I have a few really exciting projects coming out next year. I’ll be appearing in a few anthologies, the names of which I’m unable to announce just yet, and I’ll also be on an upcoming episode of Pseudopod (which, in case you’re not familiar with it, is an incredible horror podcast). I’m also thrilled to announce that I’ll be co-editing an anthology with both the talented Kris Holt and Mark Nixon, the creator of Shadows At The Door, which is slated to come out later next year. If you’re not familiar with his phenomenal website then you definitely need to go check it out this second. Seriously. Continue reading “A Long Overdue Update (Or Two)”
Holy hell has August been a crazy month!
Between some really cool publishing opportunities that I’ve been presented with, a few large scale projects, and my new role as Program Director for 9th Story Studios, I haven’t had a chance to update this blog in a long time. Continue reading “Busy August, Bright September”
So, never one to settle, I’ve changed jobs… again. As much as I was excited to start my job in marketing I realized about twenty minutes into my day that it just wasn’t for me. As much as I hate the financial instability that comes with freelancing- and there is financial instability that comes with it- it’s what I love doing. And I’m happy that I’m back doing it. Continue reading “Podcasts, Anthologies, And A Novel… Oh My!”
This past weekend (July 3rd to the 5th) was the Montreal Comiccon and was it ever fun! They had amazing guests, artists, exhibitors, and activities for everyone to enjoy and it was such a thrill to be included in such an amazing ensemble. Continue reading “An Awesome Time At The 2015 Montreal Comiccon”
Hey everyone, due to an unforeseen delay I’ll be posting the workshop notes from Witches, Werewolves, and Wraiths: A Writer’s Guide to Monster Making tomorrow (Tuesday, July 7) along with the notes from last year’s Bikinis, Brains, and Boogeymen: How to Write Realistic Women in Horror.
Thanks for understanding and check back tomorrow night for the notes!
It’s finally here!
My story “Stuck” has finally come out on The Wicked Library and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it if I tried. The story originally came out in 2014 through Sanitarium Magazine but was accepted into the sixth season of the podcast earlier this year. I’d only discovered them in their fourth season, when Nelson W. Pyles was still the host, and I nearly passed out when I got the letter saying my short story had been accepted into the newest season. Continue reading “A Wicked Big Thanks To The Wicked Library”
I’ve finally graduated from university in creative writing. Well, to be fair, it was official a while ago but I actually have the diploma to prove it now. I spent the better part of my day in a stuffy hall with 500 of my peers (of which I only recognized six), dressed in heavy black robes that made us all look like we were off to Hogwarts. All of the women had sleek dresses, high heels, and amazing hair and makeup. The men had their pressed shirts, dress pants, and polished shoes on. Continue reading “So Long School, Hello Life!”
It’s never easy quitting a job.
Ok, that’s a lie. Some jobs are only too easy to quit, and the real challenge is trying to stick them out.
Fortunately that wasn’t the case with the job I left today. I’ve worked as a journalist for Shalom Life for just over a year now. This Jewish lifestyle publication took a chance on me, a Wiccan writer, when no one else would and I’ll forever be grateful to them. They showed me the ropes of journalism, helped me build up my portfolio, and allowed me to work with some incredible people. I’m definitely going to miss them. Continue reading “Onwards And Upwards… I Hope”