I’ll Never Go Away print edition on sale now!

You can buy the print version of I’ll Never Go Away now on Amazon! ¬†The Kindle format is also available.

I’ll hopefully be receiving my contributor’s copy soon so I can read it ūüôā

In other news, I’m thinking of posting some of my old short stories, the really embarrassing ones I wrote back in high school. ¬†There’s this one series called Mistaken Identity that I reread recently and it’s pretty hilarious and completely influenced by Christopher Pike… I’m looking into how to make my own ebook so people can download to their ereaders and it’ll look like a real ebook (but it would be free!). ¬†I’m considering posting them as PDFs on Scribd. ¬†First, however, I’d have to design some awesomely craptastic covers! ¬†I’m thinking lots of broken mirrors and fragmented faces…


I’ll Never Go Away anthology on sale now!

I received word today (Happy Easter!) that the anthology I’ll Never Go Away, featuring my short story “His Type of Girl,” is now on sale in Kindle format over at Amazon! ¬†It’s a deal at only $3.99! ¬†My mom immediately bought it for her Kindle Fire even though she hates horror movies/stories about stalkers.

I’ve updated the Short Stories page of my site with all the information. ¬†The print format will be available soon… can’t wait to get my copy!

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In writing news…

Just got word today that my short story, “His Type of Girl,” was accepted for an anthology called I’ll Never Go Away, to be published in May 2012 by Rainstorm Press!

I’ve also been working on a short story for another anthology. ¬†I found this anthology listed on Ralan.com, a great site if you are a writer of speculative fiction (e.g. horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or any combo of the three). ¬†The working title of the anthology is Steampunk Cthulhu¬†which inspired me to write something new… so far so good!

In sewing news…

I finally got down to the fabric store so I can finish my kitchen curtains.  I had already made the valance:

but for the tier curtains I needed a matching shade of red:



Curtains are necessary and all, but they’re not the most thrilling thing to make… but lately I’ve been thinking about this year’s Halloween/RenFaire costume. ¬†My costume is inspired by this one worn in the trailer for “Mirror Mirror.”

Mirror Mirror costume

I love this bodice and I love the color of the top. ¬†For my costume,¬†instead of having the bottom be black pants, I’m going to make the top into a long chemise. ¬†The chemise will be fairly easy so it’s step one.

Although I did see a few really cool Steampunk-style patterns in the Simplicity catalog… ¬†Maybe I’ll have time to make two costumes this year?

Material for my costume

In movie news…

I went to see “Silent House” with my friend Melissa last night and it was really good! ¬†I had read that the movie was one continuous shot, or at least the Spanish original was, so I was watching to see if the same would be true of the remake. ¬†Luckily the way the movie’s plot went, I did not have to sleep with my lights on or anything – although in the beginning I was getting really freaked out and thought I might have to.

In circus news…

My aerial silks classes are going well, mostly working on strength and doing short sequences. ¬†Last week I forgot batteries for my Flip camera so it will be yet another week before I can make a new video. ¬†In flying trapeze I’ve been working on the flexus for a few weeks now, but have yet to attempt to catch it.

In Hunger Games news…

I will definitely be going to the midnight show!! ¬†I’m buying my tickets right now!!! ¬†Can you tell I’m excited?????



finally, a yes!

So, you haven’t heard from me since June, when my short story “Seventh Son” was placed on the short list for Pill Hill Press‘s Monster Mash anthology. Since then, my story was accepted and the anthology is now available for purchase on their website and via online retailers such as Amazon! I am eagerly awaiting my contributor’s copy. The news gets even better: “Seventh Son” was chosen to appear in Pill Hill Press’s sampler that will be sent out with any purchase from their online store! Soon I will be updating the Short Stories page with all relevant info.

In other news, I’ve sent out over 60 queries, and I’m up over 30 rejections. Nanowrimo is fast approaching and I still haven’t finished Hitchhikers… But with all the excitement over having a story published, I think I will be more motivated to write. Hopefully.

the weather is too nice for writing…

It must be the weather. Either that, or I’m so close to finishing Hitchhikers that I’m delaying it. It’s hard to end something I’ve worked on for so long… unlike during Nanowrimo, when I am usually so ready to finish it and put it away and not look at it for a few months. I like Daniel, the main character and I ended up with a new character now towards the end. I’m up over 50,000 words and I feel like it will be at least another 10,000 to finish off the story. In my head I’m already dreaming up a sequel from Kayla’s point of view, called Dreamwalkers. But I will not allow myself to write a single word of it until Hitchhikers is finished! (I might allow myself to work on a short story. BUT THAT IS IT).

In other news, I finally finished a short story, “Seventh Son,” and submitted it to one of the anthologies over at Pill Hill Press. They have a lot of interesting anthologies over there, so if you are a writer of horror, fantasy, or sci-fi it might be a good market for you. I also got a request from an agent to see more of the manuscript for Seven Minutes to Midnight, so I’ve been hoping and waiting to hear back… I’d just like to hear SOMETHING back, because the number of rejections on my wall is far less than the number of queries I’ve sent out, because so many agents only respond if they’re interested. How am I supposed to get to 100 rejections that way? I should probably focus on the snail mail only agents, as they seem more likely to respond.