Tirgearr Sale!

Oodles of things for cheap including my faboo zombie Western HIGH PLAINS LAZARUS. T-shirts, a podcast with authors, giveaways and more.  

My Wandering Uterus ToC

The all-but-final table of contents for My Wandering Uterus, the collection of travel writing by women that Byron and I were foolish enough to brainstorm together — joking! I suppose this is the nearest I will come to that feeling of a baby being overdue (at this rate, I fear it will be coming out…

Interview: Madonna of the Wasps

For those not on the ‘book, you can still see my interview with Chris Roy at Scream Hard Reviews here. I may be giving too much away with that picture of the outline of Madonna of the Wasps in my notebook, but I trust my handwriting is so bad that it’s pretty much indecipherable. 😉 (Also…

Horror, The Fall & other news

Out now: Over on the Fox Spirit Books blog I get to kick off Women of Horror month with a piece on The Haunting of Hill House, one of the finest novels ever written. Go read it (my piece and the novel). I have a piece ‘The Three Rs’ over at 3AM Magazine. I had written for…

The Blood Red Experiment: Part 4

It’s Women in Horror month so apropos that the penultimate part of my neo-giallo Madonna of the Wasps has just come out — the final part will wrap up this auspicious month. Murder, mayhem, ancient rites and a legendary prima ballerina all fit together somehow in the homage to Dario Argento, Mario Bava and of course,…

Happy Hogmanay!

Here’s my year-end wrap-up, mostly so I don’t skate over accomplishments: it’s easy to feel like you haven’t done much when you don’t keep track. Of course there are things not on this list because they haven’t come out yet (Hire Idiots, Mangled, My Wandering Uterus) or because they don’t have tangible results (e.g. application…

Out Now: Madonna of the Wasps 3

Yes, one last story published in 2017. It’s the latest issue of The Blood Red Experiment that includes the third chapter of my neo-giallo ‘The Madonna of the Wasps‘. In the first chapter ‘Love’ we met a killer wielding an ancient bone knife. In the second chapter ‘Frost’ the young artist Mira faced the most frightening…

Out Now: Madonna of the Wasps 2

The second issue of The Blood Red Experiment is out and it’s a doozy. Includes the second chapter of my giallo novella The Madonna of the Wasps. Great stories by some other geezers, too! You know their names and quality is always the game. The Blood Red Experiment Issue 2 is out now for purchase…

Chaucer & the Art of the Grift

Over at Empty Mirror magazine I’m featured with my essay on Chaucer’s Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale and David Maurer’s The Big Con, which (among other things) inspired The Sting. Check it out and take a look around: they feature a lot of smart, offbeat and interesting pieces that include fiction, non-fiction and art. Interdisciplinarity #FTW!

Out Now: The Blood Red Experiment

Click the cover to buy! Inspired by the genius of Hitchcock and his films, latin luminaries such as Argento and Bava directed macabre murder-mystery thrillers, that combined the suspense with scenes of outrageous violence, stylish cinematography, and groovy soundtracks. This genre became known in their native Italy as giallo. Giallo is Italian for yellow, inspired…