Day seven of NaNoWriMo has officially drawn to a close. 2017 is my first year participating in NaNoWriMo, but it is (knock on wood) going amazing. My plan was to spend the first few days completing The Witches of Armour Hill: Twisted, which has been a work-in-progress for a criminally long time, and then use … More The Witches of Armour Hill: Twisted
This month, my patrons over at Patreon received an original poem (outside of the usual 365 Challenge updates, which are also compiled there), a performance video from the last Kingston Collective Poetry Show, a self-shot rehearsal video, and two samples of my poetry editing process, showing how the 365 Challenge poems that I post daily … More Patreon Goodies
“Margaret May Reis knows how strange she is; people have been telling her for years. At sixteen years old, though, Maggie begins to realize that strangeness is only half the story. Maggie isn’t just strange – she’s a witch.” I know that fans of Switch have been waiting a long time for the next installment … More The Witches of Armour Hill
Love short stories? Love horror, fantasy, and speculative fiction? Love vampires, werewolves, and zombies? Well then, Whispers: A Collection of Dark Tales is definitely the book for you – and right now, you can get your Kindle copy for just $0.99! A loving mother returned from the grave. A vampire fallen prey to her own … More Whispers – $0.99 for a limited time only!
““It’s a strange feeling, to be dead.” So begins the tale of our Narrator, a ghost clinging desperately to the memory of life. Since his death, the ghost has been trapped in a motel room, watching the comings and goings of his nightly guests. The strangers never stay more than a night or two, and … More The Motel Room – get it free today!
“She could go home and forget all of this. The pain of loss would be the same as the pain of birth. After all, did not she give birth to loss?” Dale Hollin I had the pleasure of meeting Dale Hollin when he signed with my publisher, Melange Books. Recently, I had the added pleasure … More The Abomination of Norma
A story of letting go and of those left behind, Benjamin explores the deep and complicated facets of human emotion. It follows Amily, a young woman, through her long and tumultuous relationship with Benjamin, who has over the years been dream, friend, teacher, lover, and finally, uneasy companion. When she learns that Benjamin has been … More Benjamin
#8 – The Losing Christina Series, by Caroline B. Cooney Caroline B. Cooney has received a number of awards for her work, and has cemented herself as a master of horror for young readers. The Losing Christina series was my first foray into Cooney’s work, and the beginning of a lifelong obsession with psychological horror. … More #8 – The Losing Christina Series, by Caroline B. Cooney
Everyone likes to list their favourite horror stories around Halloween; I think it might actually be the entire point of Halloween. But for the most part, these lists cater to the classics – Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker. But me? I’m a contemporary girl. I want my own list, and I want … More Halloween Monster Story Countdown – #9
The October 2013 Issue of Bitterzoet is here! “We seek writing that will make us salivate. Words that will make our stomachs growl. We want engorging work that satiates our minds in its reflection of life. Like the title of our beloved magazine; we especially want to see the interplay between bitterness and sweetness; light … More Bitterzoet Magazine