Best Small Fictions 2018


I am more than stoked to announce that my story in Fictive Dream from earlier this year, Eaters of Fire, was nominated for the Best Small Fictions 2018. This is huge for me and supplies me with some much-needed validation. I’m just so thrilled.

I can’t thank Laura Black enough for this nomination. She’s the editor of Fictive Dream, and she’s so kind and professional. I’m filled with gratitude.

If you want to know more about the Best Small Fictions 2018, you can do that here




Neon Hearts

I’m amped that my story Neon Hearts is included in the new anthology The Infernal Clock – CalenDark, The Infernal Almanac. This book contains sixteen dark tales from a bevy of talented writers from across the globe. David Shakes and Stephanie Ellis are the evil, brilliant minds behind this book. They are kind, hard-working folks who put together a gorgeous product. (My purple vape mod is also a gorgeous gal)



Looking for a Christmas present for those family members with a black heart? A diabolical soul? An aversion to candy canes and shiny ornaments? They find all things sunshine to be a horror show of vitamin D? Then this book is for you/them.

You can order a print copy here




Blue Siren


I’m so dang thrilled to have my essay Blue Siren published by Sidereal Magazine. Editor Amber Allen was so kind and complimentary and professional from the day she accepted my piece until the day it was published. I’m certainly grateful to her.

This nonfiction story means a lot to me and I never say this, but I’m really proud of it. Also, a similar situation as the plot of this story happened again a couple of years later which is kinda odd. I’ve kept this tale to myself for years, and I’m happy to share it.

You can read my story here.









I’m really excited that the “One” print anthology has arrived from across the pond. This project was the brainchild of Steve Campbell, who is the editor of the magazine behind this anthology, Ellipsis Zine. He’s a true gentleman and a talented writer.

You had to go through a submission process to possibly be accepted, so I was thrilled when I saw that I made the cut with my story Tangerine. “One” was the theme, and your story had to be under 300 words. (10 out of the chosen 57 stories were longer ones selected from past stories published by Ellipsis.)

This is my first story that I’ve written with my daughter in my mind. It’s more of a children’s tale than an adult one. I ordered an extra book to give to her.

All the writers receive royalties from the sales, so if you want to buy one or twelve, you can order them here. (There’s also a digital version.)




The Crayon Moon


I’m really excited to have my story The Crayon Moon published by Marauder Literary Journal. Marauder is the brainchild of Maggie Jankuloska, a talented Australian writer. I’m grateful to her for giving my story a lovely home. Check the site out and read and/or submit.

You can read my story here