Wednesday, October 21, 2020

GETAWAY - coming summer 2021

It's official - my next novel, GETAWAY, will be available summer 2021! This is a very personal novel in many ways - and I'm looking forward to sharing Grand Canyon photos and miscellaneous what-not in the coming months.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Halloween Author Events

 'Tis the season for horror authors! Just in time for Halloween, I'll be doing a pair of
virtual events. Both are free and open to all, but please register to receive the Zoom links.

OCT. 27, 7pm ET: Women in Horror (hosted by Belmont Books): Mallory O'Meara will be moderating a discussion with me, Alexis Henderson, and Elisabeth Thomas. Click here for more info & to register.

OCT. 28, 7pm ET: Horror Showcase (hosted by McNally Jackson): NY Times Book Reviewer Danielle Trussoni will be moderating a discussion with me, Stephen Graham Jones, Phenderson Djeli Clark, and Maria Dahvana Headly. Click here for more info & to register.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Celebrate the Horror Genre on Goodreads!

October is here! Cooler days, beautiful colors, golden light... and horror! I'm thrilled to find my books on THREE of the Goodreads horror recommendation lists:

WONDERLAND is included on the list of 2020's Top Horror Novels.

BABY TEETH is on The 40 Most Popular Horror Novels of the Last 5 Years list, and 48 Horror Recommendations by Terrifying Tropes (under the category "Humans Are the Biggest Monsters of All").

For those of us who write scary books we love that October gives readers an "excuse" to explore the horror genre... and maybe start reading scary books year 'round?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Women in Horror Panel

Just in time for Halloween, I'll be participating in the Women in Horror panel hosted by Belmont Books. Join me, Alexis Henderson, Elisabeth Thomas, and moderator Mallory O'Meara on Oct. 27 @ 7pm ET. The event is free and all are welcome to attend via Zoom. (Register here for the link)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feature

I had the pleasure today of waking up to a text from a local friend, congratulating me on the "beautiful page" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I has no idea what she was talking about, and the article wasn't available online. 

Fortunately I already had plans to leave the house today, so I picked up a couple copies of the paper while I was out. Even with the head's up, I wasn't quite prepared to see a FULL PAGE feature about WONDERLAND in the Weekend Magazine section of the paper.

As many readers have noticed, WONDERLAND is not BABY TEETH. This was the first deeply thoughtful professional review I've seen of WONDERLAND that also sought to explore themes, and juxtapose the family elements in my two books in an insightful way. It's an extremely rewarding thing as a writer when a person reads your book deeply - and even the article's title is a succinct summary of what I was trying to create:

Stage's new supernatural thriller is a provocative, philosophical page turner.

Thank you so much to Bill O'Driscoll and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. (Read the review online here.)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

BOOKED Podcast

I feel very fortunate to have the support of the guys from Booked podcast, Livius and Robb. I love the way they talk about books! 

They posted their review of WONDERLAND on the book's Pub Day. And last week I had the pleasure of chatting with them about WONDERLAND and being an author and being a reader - and that podcast went live today. You can listen to the main part of the INTERVIEW here - but there is also a second part that contains spoilers which you can access by donating to their Patreon.