Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Winners!

I’m happy to announce the results of the 2013 Postcard Fiction Contest, images of the winning entries above. My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in a postcard. I’ll just copy the stories here. Second runner up with “The Right Time” on a WTC postcard is John Williams-Searle: The Right Time When the elevator stopped…

Win a WEIRD NOIR mug!

RIDE THE WILD HAGGIS! So you’ve read the fabulous collection WEIRD NOIR, but that’s not enough. You need to make it part of your daily life! How about a winning mug with the fabulous SL Johnson‘s cover design as seen in this photo? Enter to win the very first (& maybe only) RIDE THE WILD…

Postcards, Bridges, a Knife and a Quill

I model the latest SL Johnson design with lighting by Garbo I have got so far as narrowing down the entries in the First Annual Postcard Fiction Contest to a pool of final contenders (yes, Ale! Your card arrived). Agonizing to make the final choice! I may need a glass of wine for this. Alas,…

Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Contest

An inspiration I had: a contest to celebrate brevity in fiction. Write a story that fits on a postcard! Send it to me. I’ll choose my favourite and give it a prize — let’s say $25. Entries open now until 15th May, 2012. All postcards I have received through that date will be in the…

Six Sentence Sunday: Revelation

Today’s six come from a pivotal story in my life: not for its quality (though I find some things to enjoy even now) or because it was my first “official” publication (though it was) but because it brought me kind words from Clive Barker. His Lord of Illusions short story contest inspired me to write…

Tuesday’s Overlooked Films: The Devil and Miss Jones

A few things to mention before I get to this lovely little film: the BOGO sale at Trestle continues! I have a new short horror story coming out, “Yuletide Feast,” which will be up soon: it’s actually a rather old story that I stumbled across, realised had never been published, so shined up and sent…

Happy Friday the 13th Hearts & Werewolves

UPDATE: My short sharp interview over at Mr B‘s is up, too! Drop by for more lies and exaggerations. Happy Friday the 13th! If you’re not superstitious, then you won’t mind that I put a spell on you. Don’t worry — it’s just to get you to join in the Valentine’s Day giveaway that my…

What the Dickens?!

Hey, join me at the party! The Writer’s Party, that is, where I do my Auntie Mame impression. I talk about inspiration and writing and whatnot. Not quite as crazily as I did at Mr B’s but it’s not possible to maintain that high level of madness all the time. A decent showing in the…

Year of the Owl

Don’t I live in a gorgeous city? First, a little importuning: I know, it’s a bit much coming from someone who’s had more than her fair share of luck lately. But I’d really like you to vote for me for best horror short story for It’s a Curse. Pretty please? And as long as you’re…

Things to Celebrate

UPDATE: I’ll be reading as the narrator for the College of Saint Rose Women’s Initiative’s presentation of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues Saturday night at 7pm. The show plays on Sunday at 3pm with my fabulous colleague and friend Angela Ledford as narrator. Tickets benefit Equinox. Girls Next Door will be performing at the interval….