We all know I suck at maintaining my blog, but every now and then I throw one together. Obviously, at the moment I have a little more time on my hands, as does pretty much everyone. First of all, Under the Grave has been out a few months now and I finally have some paperback copies I'll be mailing this week. It's not on Audible yet, but hopefully soon! I have two other projects I'm trying to finish up before putting my nose to the grindstone on the last book in the Gravedigge
I try not to bore all of you with blog posts about writing too frequently. Because let's be honest, I don't want to give away my story lines and you probably don't care if I wrote 5000 words in a day or if I'm a week behind. However, I just wanted to drop a quick line to say "The Girl Who Digs Graves" will be released on May 1st and it will be available on Audible! I'm so crazy excited to share the first book in the series with everyone that I can hardly stand it! The cover,
Ten years ago at this time I was in labor and managed to get my epidural just in time to ring in the new year of 2008. Alafair was born via c-section at 9:15 the next morning and I was showered with hair and makeup done before the paper arrived a few hours later to take my picture. Drugs are good.... sometimes. If you told me that was three years ago I would believe you, ten seems impossible. However I have a beautiful, sassy little girl who will always remind me of exactly h
Check out the really fun interview I got the chance to do with fellow Appalachian author Luke Bauserman, and while you're at it buy his book "Some Dark Holler". It's a great read! #life #appalachianmountains #horror #author #interview #writer #writing #fiction #paranormalromance #youtube #videointerview
Today, I am attending a funeral for one of the saddest reasons possible. After I leave there I'm going to celebrate one of my beautiful cousins who is marrying her true love today. Tonight I am saying goodbye to two foster kittens that I've had nearly since birth. This is life, the awful, the beautiful, the hard. The last few months have been such a mixture of all of these things that my head and heart don't know whether to sob or rejoice, so I do both, almost daily. The book
One- Here is a link to an interview I had the pleasure of doing with my friend and fellow author Cyrus Alderwood for a local television station. Two- Head over to Goodreads, follow or friend my Author page and enter to win a copy of my newest book "The Dark Side of the Woods"! Copy and paste this link. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/262424-the-dark-side-of-the-woods #giveaway #goodreads #reading #writer #author #books #story #interview #reviews
The Witch Soft as lamb’s ear Sharp as honey locust thorn She prowls around at midnight The time when witches are born She gathers her nightshade in a purple, quilted bag With her cat by her side, they all think she is mad She smiles to herself and hums a soft tune The owls come to greet her in the dark of the moon She likes it this way Being left alone and a bit feared They find her when they need her It’s been that way for years When justice isn’t served or love goes unrequi
My release party was a great success, not because I sold a lot of books (although I sold plenty). It was because I had so many good friends come to celebrate the fact that I've written and published two books now! No matter how big or small of a success I am and no matter how many good or bad reviews I receive, I am happier writing than anything I've ever done. So I will continue to celebrate for each and every book I write. The event was at Gypsy Circus Cider Company in Ki
I’ve always enjoyed being different, being myself, even if that made other people look at me strangely. As a teen it was wearing lots of dark makeup, dread-locks and whatever dark, somewhat sexy outfit I could come up with. Actually, I’m still mostly that person. ha.
My mom never gave me a hard time about it and while it made my dad uncomfortable that just made it more fun for me. One particular relative always made her distaste for my style abundantly clear and her atti
So they say...
They say black panthers don’t live in this part of the country. But the people that say that don’t live around here. Ask any of the older people that live back in the the hollers. They‘ll tell you stories about hearing them at night; roaming hungry and fierce through the mountainside, screaming like a woman being killed. The older folks laugh when people say ‘they don’t live here,’ because they know better.
My daddy always kept us kids close to the