Happy New Year & Happy Short Stories!

I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest horror stories!

Sirens Call Issue 18If musical chairs with a casket is your idea of a fun diversion, head on over to Danse Macabre and read “The Same Game”.

If a weird tale of a dinner party gone awry is more your speed, then settle down at the table of Sirens Call’s latest issue and enjoy my yarn of domestic terror, “Pink Moon”!

And if you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned ghost story (with a modern twist, of course), check out “Audrey at Night” on Dark Fire Fiction.

This has been an exciting few weeks, not only because new work is making its rounds, but because I sincerely admire these publications. Dark Fire Fiction does a great job of discovering the best in offbeat horror, and I love the little icons on the main page that represent each story: super simple yet effective. I will admit to speculating on what would be selected for my piece, and upon its release, I wasn’t disappointed!

Sirens Call Publications is a major player in promoting female power in horror. Each February, the magazine does a tie-in with Women in Horror Month, and throughout the year, Gloria Bobrowicz, Nina D’Arcangela, and Julianne Snow work tirelessly to promote new talent.

Last but in no way least, I remember first hearing of Danse Macabre years ago, back when I was still focused on horror filmmaking and screenwriting rather than horror literature (long ago days indeed). To be a part of the publication all these years later is a humbling yet exhilarating experience. It was also serendipitous that the theme for this month was “Fete Champetre” meaning my story of revelry gone awry, “The Same Game,” fit perfectly with the issue. Oh frabjous day!

I am in awe of the small presses out there that do such amazing work on behalf of independent writers. There might be a lot of rejection and disappointments in this business, but places like Sirens Call, Danse Macabre, and Dark Fire Fiction (along with other favorites like Mystery and Horror, LLC and North 2 South Press) make life a little bit easier for us authors.

Before I put my fangirl away for the night, I also want to announce that more of my stories will be making appearances later this winter. Be sure to watch Typehouse Literary Magazine, After the Pause, 99 Pine Street, The Breakroom Stories, The Teacup Trail, Sanitarium Magazine, and Saturday Night Reader. More announcements soon to follow.

Thanks for visiting, and happy reading!