Body Bag Betty 001

The smoke danced off the edge of her cigarette which dangled between two long fingers tipped by HellFire red lacquer.  Her eyes were closed, oblivious to the rest of the world as she swayed back and forth. The men stood there in silence. She was thinking. And they knew better than to disturb her when [...]

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Discussion: Word Count VS Word Quality

One of the things I encounter a lot when I'm mentoring, or speaking to new authors, is the question, "What's the average word count for _____?" It's not uncommon for new authors to face this daunting question, then fashion their work according to the rule of "word count". My answer, however, never changes. I tell [...]

Zombies, Night of the Living Dead, and other things that go “bump”

In 1968, an American Independent Horror Film directed by George A. Romero forever scarred audiences with visions of zombies shambling across the silver screen. Who would've known then the "undying" love of these creatures would continue to breathe until present day? One of the best memories of Halloween for me was recreating monsters portrayed on [...]

Women in Horror – I’m Not Bitter, I’m Sexy

Last week we delved into the many reasons why I felt women were a minority in the Horror genre. This week I'd like to continue with Part 2. Why am I starting with this now, when Women in Horror month isn't until February? Oh, it's simple. February, is the shortest month of the year, for [...]

Female Horror Writers (Women in Horror)

Every year in February we celebrate "Women in Horror" and the question comes up about whether there is sexism in the horror genre. In interviews, I get asked if I feel it is harder for women in horror than it is for men. Today, I'd like to discuss this and give my thoughts, and I'd [...]

Podcast Interview With Sylvia Stein

Hey guys! Just a quickie. I did a fantastic interview with fellow Author and Podcast Host, Sylvia Stein. We had tons of fun. Have a listen by clicking below! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Happy Dance

I always feel like a newb whenever I see my book cover somewhere and I squeal. The sound is somewhere between a dolphin call and a monkey  screech. But here it is, up on the Horror Writers Association page. That's is probably the closest I'll get to #VinDiesel, too! (I'll take it.) If you would [...]