It’s been awhile since my last post. Thankfully, I am back. I took a short writing hiatus with the arrival of my mini me. But now that things are getting back into a routine, I am back to writing. I look forward to see how being a mother may change my writing (hoping to add a new perspective without losing the horror/dark literary touch). I’m also excited to share all my favorite books with my daughter and hope that books are as big a part of her life as they are for both her mother and father.
I do have an exciting upcoming publication. My story Toxoplasmosis was picked up. It is the first publication where the editors have asked me to keep it a secret until they have notified all other authors of their decision. All I can say now is that it will be available through Kindle and print. Pretty exciting stuff. Official announcement coming soon.
I’m also still playing with getting my novel published (that’s right, I wrote a book). Originally I was shopping for agents but now I am looking into smaller independent publishing groups. After all, not looking to make it rich, just want the work published.
Other than that, I am back to writing and attempting to time manage as much as possible. If I can crank out a few hundred words while the baby sleeps, progress has been made.
Maternity has been great for catching up on reading. The lastest book I finished was BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (soon to be a major motion picture later this fall staring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich). If you haven’t read it, check it out. I’m interested to see what they are going to do with the film as the true horror lies in what you cannot see – obviously difficult to show on film.
That’s it for now.
As always, thank you for reading my work.
My most recent published story is available now through Dark Alley Press in Ink Stains Volume 8. It is available through Amazon and can be purchased for print or Kindle. It is the story of a young girl named Riley growing up on her family ranch in New Mexico. When one of the livestock gets tangled in a fence and must be put out of its misery, Riley travels to the local auction to learn from her father how to select replacement animals. But all is not what it seems…
This story dives into psychological horror themes.
Check it out
A trip to the movies goes terribly wrong in this haunting tale. Check it out at Coffin Bell. While you’re there, check out some of the other stories by fellow horror writers. Thanks for reading.
Night at the Shockplex
Looking for something to read while watching the Olympics? Why not check out my new story “Jerry Fed the Tigers” which is published over at Ricky’s Back Yard. This is a story about Jerry – who perfects his culinary skills in an unusual manner to feed three hungry tigers.
Check it out at the link below and thanks for reading my work.
Jerry Fed the Tigers
Another publication in the books. My story “Meeting Minutes” (published at Adelaide Literary Magazine) is the story of a PTA meeting gone wrong. Many elements of humor throughout. I’m sure many have encountered a few of the individuals portrayed in this short little story.
Read it here…
Happy New Year Everyone. Welcome to 2018. May the new year be filled new opportunities and exciting adventures.
My new year is starting off with a voting opportunity for you all. My story “Bang Bang” is a finalist for the Flash Suite Contest at Defenestrationism. Fan voting begins today! So if you have just a second while you’re nursing your hangover or on commercial break between all the bowl games, click on over and vote for my story. Link provided below. Thanks again for reading my work.
Vote for BANG BANG
Another story published…
My story “Knick Knack Wars” is available to read now at Defenestration Magazine. This is a fun little Flash Fiction piece about Knick Knacks in a retirement home. The story was written as an exercise for Richard Thomas’s Flash Fiction course @Litreactor.
Knick Knack Wars
My story “Bang Bang” is currently available to read at Defenestrationism.net. It is a finalist in the 2018 Flash Suite Contest – each day another portion of the story will be uploaded. The final installment will be uploaded on December 24th.
As this is a contest, Fan Voting is available and will take place on January 1st. I will post reminders to all readers and fans.
A little about this story…
“Bang Bang” is based on actual events. It is written in a specific style to demonstrate a change that the character goes through after a traumatic event – ‘The Event’ being the last part of the story. Many of my coworkers will recognize the title and the event in the story.
As always, thanks for reading.
My latest story to go LIVE is available to read now for free at Riggwelter Press.
“Maybe She’s Born With It” is the story of an elderly woman getting ready for a date in the nursing home. It deals with the struggles of dealing with age and the struggles attempting to find dignity in lost youth.
It is humorous/satirical and sure to bring a chuckle to your day.
Click the link below to enjoy and as always, Thanks for reading my work.
Maybe She’s Born With It – Published @ Riggwelter Press November 2017
What started out as a 6 sentence exercise, evolved into a micro fiction story. This concept/idea/character became the inspiration for my first novel of the same name.
Sometimes ideas start out small and quickly grow.
Feel free to check out the Micro fiction story that has been published today at Every Day Fiction.
HEALERS – Microfiction story