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News and updates

It’s been a busy time lately. On July 1, I hosted another edition of Ghostlight LIT, featuring 8 Dayton, Ohio-based authors and poets in a relaxed coffeehouse setting. Like our April version of this event, this one was well-attended and a big hit. The next outing for this series will be in October and will feature a Halloween/horror theme.

My short story “Found Girl” will be appearing in a women’s fiction holiday anthology from Twenty or Less Press. More information that when I have it!

I’m writing up a storm lately, with many stories and novels in various stages of completion. I’m also very close to the release of my first full-length short story collection, Grinning Cracks. Unlike my chapbooks, this collection will be available in both print and ebook editions, for both Kindle and Nook. Look for more information on that soon!

I’m still working on editing Virginia Bower’s novel The World’s Your Jail, hopefully still coming out sometime in 2012 from Dioscuri Books, but I’ve lately had some very serious computer issues that may delay this slightly. The good news is I’m probably going to get a big system upgrade and learn the importance of making many, many backups in multiple places. The bad news is this may all take a while to get up and running, so bear with me. Let’s all take a moment of silence for my MacBook Pro, which the folks at my local repair shop kindly determined was “vintage.”


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I’m the Featured Artist this week at! This is quite the honor, and I’m excited to see my profile up there.

The Ghostlight LIT event on April 1 went fabulously. We had a total of nine readers, myself included, who read a variety of mostly genre-based stories and a few poems. Steampunk, zombies, performance pieces, ghosts, you name it. A fun time was had by all, and there was actually a huge crowd respective to the venue size. I hope to host another one of these soon.


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New publication and upcoming event!

My short story “She Lets Her Ladder Down” has been published by Twenty Or Less Press and has been released in multiple ebook formats, all only $1.49.

Kindle or HTML, PDF, Nook, iBooks, Sony, Kobo, Palm, and others

Sisterhood is hard. Letting go is harder. Caretaking is easy for Karen, except when it comes to Becca. For Becca, leaning on her older sister is a last resort in a life filled with struggles. In a moment of crisis, what do our decisions say about us? Does it take more strength to say “no”…or “yes”?

In other news, I’m hosting the inaugural GHOSTLIGHT LIT event at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, April 1. I’ll be reading one of my stories and playing M.C. as nine other local authors share their own fiction and poetry. You can find a little more info about the event here if you’re local, including all the other talented authors who will be appearing. No time for a signing, but you can meet everybody, chat, and have some fine caffeinated beverages.

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