2020 News and Updates!

It’s been a year since I last updated my blog–oops! I’ve been posting primarily on Patreon, and that’s taking up a lot of my blog post writing time (which is scarce). I’ve also been taking an Adanced Creative Writing Class (more on that in a minute) and writing a lot of fiction. Thus, I have some announcements:

Two of my short stories appeared earlier this year in the horror anthologies Burnt Fur and Monsters in Spaaaace! The first one is about an old, blind werewolf, and the second is about a haunted doll on a trash planet. I love it when friends edit anthologies, because I can sell stories I never thought I’d sell. It’s really hard to sell stories about a werewolf or a haunted doll terrorizing scavengers told in second-person. So I’m pretty darn happy about both sales. Yay!

I also sold a flash piece of mine called “Take The Fire From Her” to a new gothic fiction venue, Love Letters To Poe! It’s tentatively scheduled to appear in May 2021. I can’t wait for you to read it! 🙂

ICYMI, my first novel is scheduled to be published by Omnium Gatherum in the Fall! I’m not sure if this date will change what with the pandemic, so stay tuned for more info.

Right now I’m on a Facebook break. Please follow me on Twitter (for political opinions, occasional slice-of-life posts, etc.) or Instagram (pets, selfies, gardening, dolls, and reading, mostly). I’m also on Goodreads if you want to keep up with my reading. I’m putting together a newsletter, as well, but it’s not quite ready yet.

Finally, on Saturday, July 18th, I’ll be on two panels for JulyCon, a fun little online writing convention that will be held on Twitch! You might recognize some of the panelist names from the Origins Author Library and other places:

Noon: Worldbuilding with Depth: E.D.E. Bell, Michael Underwood, Gregory A. Wilson, C.S.E. Cooney, Marie Bilodeau, Tracy Chowdhury, Iori Kusano, LaShawn M. Wanak


1:00: Working with a Small Press: Lucy A. Snyder, Chris A. Jackson, C.S.E. Cooney, Marie Bilodeau, Chris Bell, LaShawn M. Wanak

2:00: Narrative in Different Mediums: Toiya Kristen Finley, Jennifer Brozek, Daniel Myers, Gregory A. Wilson, Carlos Hernandez


3:00: Running Productive Critique Groups: Sarah Hans, Lucy A. Snyder, Iori Kusano, Aaron Rosenberg, Brandon O’Brien

4:00: Game Tie-in Writing: Sarah Hans, Jennifer Brozek, Chris A. Jackson, Tracy Chowdhury, Gregory A. Wilson, Aaron Rosenberg, Brandon O’Brien


5:00: Intro to Publishing: Toiya Kristen Finley, E.D.E. Bell, Michael Underwood, Carlos Hernandez, Chris Bell


8:00: D&D with an amazing cast including Rick Riordan!

I know that was a lot–thanks for reading it all! I really need to be better about short blog posts instead of saving everything for one big long post like this. Life goals! LOL.

If you’re a writer looking to take some classes to level up your writing, might I suggest classes from Storyville? Richard Thomas is an amazing instructor. I’m trying to get together the money to take the Novel In a Year class, so if you take a class with him, please use me as your referral so I can get a referral discount? Thanks a bunch!

I love you and miss you, dear reader! Hope you’re all staying healthy and well. ❤

ConFusion Schedule

Next weekend I’ll be at ConFusion in Dearborn, Michigan! I’m really excited to see my Michigan friends and talk about books all weekend. Here’s my panel schedule:

Saturday

2:00 American Horror Story, in Warren

4:00 Mass autograph session, in Erie

6:00 If You Liked That, Try This! in Dearborn

Sunday

10:00 Reading, in Rotunda

2:00 Sorting Hat Chat, in Erie

 

Will I see you there, dear reader?