NEWS & EVENTS
The Art of the Thriller - hosted by the Coastal Cruisers chapter of the Sisters in Crime
I gave a lecture with Q&A via Zoom on what distinguishes the Thriller genre. The class was very well attended. If you missed it, the session was recorded and you can find it on YouTube here.
4/3 & 4/4/21
Flint Horror Collective April Ghoul's Day
I will be reading a horrific excerpt from Goddess Chosen at the Flint Horror Collective's April Ghoul's Day event, held Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4, 2021. Come join me and a dozen other weavers of terror at this weekend long virtual celebration of all things horror. Check it out! Event Page here. The recording of my reading is here.
Interviewed by Lois Lane Investigates Authors about Mermaid Steel
The online column Lois Lane Investigates Authors interviewed me about Mermaid Steel. Come find out behind the scenes secrets on the worldbuilding in the book, and the importance of writing stories with a social conscience. Check it out!
Mystery and Suspense Magazine Article
Mystery and Suspense Magazine has published my overview of the Paranormal Thriller/Urban Fantasy genre. The whole magazine is great fun. Check it out!
Interviewed by Fae Productions on Author Reads
Fairy Princess Lolly (Ammie Hague) interviewed me about Mermaid Steel on her show Author Reads on Friday the 13th. Lucky indeed. Catch the conversation on replay here. She puts on three shows a week, including a home shopping show featuring faire crafters (since we can't go to faires anymore). Subscribe to her channel or Patreon to support her keeping the magic alive.
Mermaid Steel Virtual Launch Party
Water Dragon Publishing hosted a virtual launch party of Mermaid Steel on Friday, November 6 on Zoom. Go here to watch a three-minute excerpt where I discuss the relevance of telling a story about systemic prejudice. Watch here.
Interviewed by Jahmil Effend for Books by Authors
Jahmil Effend interviewed me for his podcat Books by Authors on Monday, November 2, 2020. We talked about story structure, knowing your audience, and staying motivated to finish your work. Listen here.
Reading from "The Gift" for San Mateo Public Library Tales of Horror event
I did a reading from my story "The Gift" for the San Mateo Public Library "Tales of Horror" Halloween event, hosted by my friends at HorrorAddicts.net. "The Gift" originally was published in the Hugo Award Winning magazine Drink Tank. You can the recording on YouTube here.
Interviewed by Chris Garcia at NASFiC
Hugo Award winning fanzine publisher Christopher J. Garcia interviewed me for the North American Science Fiction Convention. NASFiC was virtual this year, but still filled with great panels, an art show, a costume contest, and of course great fannish company. Chris and I talked about enduring themes in pop fiction. Why Pop Fiction Doesn't Need to Be Popcorn. Watch here.
Mermaid Steel to be released November 6, 2020
The fantasy romance novel Mermaid Steel will be released by the Water Dragon imprint of Paper Angel Press on November 6, 2020 with cover art by famed painter Lee Moyer. What starts out as a romance quickly becomes an exploration of race relations and the power of love over hatred in this tale of two villages on the brink of war. I am amazed at how topical this story has become in 2020. You are in for a treat!