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 … Continue reading Female Horror Writers (Women in Horror)

GUEST BLOG! Stuart R. Brogan!

Horror authors aren’t real authors. Are they? By Stuart R Brogan Having spent the last few years concentrating on my non-fiction, Heathen and Pagan works, it was time to take the tentative, yet exciting steps towards writing my debut horror / thriller. Something I had been eager to do for a very long time. As … Continue reading GUEST BLOG! Stuart R. Brogan!

Snippets 001 (pt 1)

In Stitched Smile Publications, we practice our craft often. This is our way of exercising the part of our brain that translates other worlds into "ink". I call them "snippets" because my time is limited for my own writing so you may get a few words here and there as I take a break from major … Continue reading Snippets 001 (pt 1)

Women in Horror: Donelle Pardee Whiting (Pt 1)

I'm not going to do an interview for this. I already know Donelle. Not only is she my Editor-in-Chief (so I'm probably going to get slapped around for doing this post without her final "OK"), she's one of my best friends. I started Stitched Smile Publications in January of 2016. I'm proud to say that … Continue reading Women in Horror: Donelle Pardee Whiting (Pt 1)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Amazon We Have A Problem!

In the pursuit of the American Dream, authors of the Indie persuasion are being held back and consumers are being censored. Listen, I get it OK? One rotten apple ruins the bunch and people are going to do stupid things to get ahead. Like have fake reviews on their books, for a start. Thank you … Continue reading Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Amazon We Have A Problem!

Roller Coaster Muse

I realized that it's almost August and once more life caught up with me. Each time it does, I'm reminded of the Ferris Bueller quote, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Such is the life of an author turned publisher. I wouldn't … Continue reading Roller Coaster Muse

Authors and the Readers: The Bond

Authors have a very personal relationship with readers. It's intimate in the way a love song can produce children whoare conceived to a verse drifting in and out between a couple lulled into a moment bursting with romance (okay-okay, usually angst filled and passionate). It can bring a person to rock bottom, or bring them … Continue reading Authors and the Readers: The Bond