Italy’s abandoned asylum

Italy’s abandoned asylum

Is there anything creepier than an abandoned asylum? How about an abandoned asylum filled with paintings like this? Brr! Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione let his imaginative talents run wild in a psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy–turning the already...
IWSG: Those Who Came Before cover reveal

IWSG: Those Who Came Before cover reveal

Welcome readers and fellow IWSG members, I’m happy to reveal the cover for Those Who Came Before, which Flame Tree Press will release on October 10th. Here’s the blurb: People are dying at Strong Lake, and the worst is yet to come. An idyllic weekend...
Blaming women

Blaming women

I hope you’ll all bear with me as I take a slight departure for this post. I still think it’s a scary true story, but in a slightly different way. It stems from something I’ve been noticing a lot lately. Somehow, women seem to have become the...
IWSG: Channeling Charles Dickens

IWSG: Channeling Charles Dickens

So, this is the IWSG post where I dazzle you with a plethora of positive writing news. (Don’t you just love that word? Plethora has such a nice ring to it.)Cover reveals! Impending releases! Story sales! However, it’s also the post where I admit I’m...
Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

One of the best things about setting novels in exotic locations is I actually get to visit those places. There are a couple of exceptions: I’ve never experienced life on an oil rig in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and I’ve never been to Dyatlov Pass....
Dirty little secrets

Dirty little secrets

Those of you not in the horror-book biz (which I suspect is most of you) may be surprised to learn that February is Women in Horror Month, in an attempt to boost awareness of all the kickass women who are writing dark fiction. Not because they’re women, but...
The Vanished

The Vanished

The statistics are horrifying. One million people go missing in the United States each year. Over eight million children go missing worldwide. Many are never seen again. This post is about some of the missing person cases that trouble me. If you have any information...
IWSG: Life works in mysterious ways

IWSG: Life works in mysterious ways

It’s time for another Insecure Writers’ Support Group post, that time every month when a widespread group of awesome writers share their fears, struggles, and occasional triumphs. I’d been wracking my brain for something to post about this month,...