Category Archives: New Story to Read!

Dusty summer read

My story “Barnstormers” just went up at Ideomancer! It’s one of my favorite short stories, about a pair of veterans struggling to get by in a post-oil world. I hope you like it!

On a more personal note, this week I bought tickets to see Evil Dead: The Musical. Summer is going to be awesome!

Lovecraft rules!

This weekend was HP Lovecraft Film Festival, and man oh man, it was just as awesome as I hoped it would be. The Lovecraftian community is just such a great group of folks. Also, my lovely and talented friend Molly Tanzer was a guest at the convention, so we finally got to meet in person, which was absolutely divine.

Here’s a great picture of some of us Lovecraft eZine fans sporting our gear:

Me and the cool boys: Nick Gucker, Sam McCanna, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, Ross Lockhart, guy whose name I missed

Speaking of Lovecraft eZine, Nick (in the hat) illustrated my story in this month’s issue! I can’t get over how perfect that mushroom guy turned out–exactly as I pictured.

After all the insightful panels, great readings, and terrific films, I feel incredibly inspired to create, and incredibly proud to be a part of the Lovecraftian community. Ia ia Cthulhu fhtagn!

Got tentacles?

Today the fabulous Lovecraft eZine previewed its May issue, featuring all stories by female writers. I’m so excited that my story “God Serum” is going to be one of them!

Here’s the wonderful and slightly eerie cover art for the issue, by my friend and muse, Galen Dara:

I’m also excited because the weekend this story goes live is also the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival! I’m attending on Saturday as a fan, but I hope to run into you!

Lovecraft inspired

To me, H.P. Lovecraft’s words are powerfully evocative of the chilly spirit of both early autumn and early spring. This is one reason I’m so pleased that a piece I wrote at the Rainforest Writers Village (a wonderful writing retreat that happens every spring up in the Quinault Rainforest) is now available for your autumnal delectation. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft up there in the cold north woods, and it inspired this sequel to “The Dreams in the Witch House.”


I hope you enjoy “Curvature of the Witch House.”

Rahrr! New story available


I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good werewolf story. Any tale where ordinary people

grow hair and claws and wreak havoc in another shape makes me happy.

That’s why I’m excited to say that the anthology Beast Within 2 was released this week! It features my story “Solitary Instincts,” the story of a werecougar in 22nd century  Portland.

You can order this one from Amazon or from Graveside Tales, but if you buy right now at Graveside, you’ll save $2!