Sorry (not sorry) that I’ve been gone so long guys. Where have I been? It’s not where so much as what I’ve been doing. I gave birth to my son in November and decided to concentrate my efforts on him. My beautiful boy. But as I start to get into a rhythm (of being a writer and a mom), I need to plan a goal for 2018. Even if it’s likely that I won’t be able to accomplish much while caring for an infant, I have to try. The desire to write is still strong in me. It can’t be stopped! So here’s what I’mRead More →

Aspiring writers hear this “gem” all the damn time. Write what you know. Well, if we all followed this advice, we wouldn’t have Lord of the Rings (I’m sure Tolkien knows nothing about being a dwarf or hobbit), Star Wars (space cowboys, really), or any horror/fantasy/sci fi and most detective/lawyer dramas/mysteries. So it was refreshing to read Riley Sagar’s thoughts on this topic. Sagar’s Final Girls is the next book on my TBR pile. (Not to be confused with my own series, Final Girl.)Read More →

During these rocky political times, I think about how people never have the vision to look at the world around them and consider how they could make a better place for everyone through simple actions (like, for starters, not voting for rich, hyper-conservative, out-of-touch goblin butts). Instead, we dream up scenarios of time travel and imagine rocketing back in time to kill Hitler. And when I think about that, I also remember a crazy, fantastic story (in five parts) that a friend of mine, “Joe Wet Cow,” wrote (and I that I hope he won’t mind me sharing here): Anonymous pamphlet found in bus shelter,Read More →

This one’s a month old, but it’s stayed with me. Anyone looking for story ideas, READ THE NEWS! Reality is way scarier and stranger than anything we can imagine. Like how thousands of witches worldwide cast a binding spell on Donald Trump. Additional reading: Bustle wants to tell you “what witches can teach us about fighting back against Trump.”Read More →