An open letter to the HWA regarding Thomas F. Monteleone

To the HWA President, Vice President, Trustees, et al As an Active Member of the HWA, I’m writing to add my voice to all the other members demanding Tom Monteleone be expelled from the organization and barred from attending future HWA events. His recent words and...

Sallow Bend hits the Bram Stoker Awards® preliminary ballot

I was absolutely floored this morning to see my latest novel, Sallow Bend, on the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards®. This is the longlist, so it’s not a finalist yet, but it’s a huge step all the same. I’ve got all my fingers crossed...

Content warnings are not weakness

I posted a version of this back in 2021, but rather than edit that I’m reposting, as the link to the previous one is in several places online. This is an updated version to address a couple of points that always come up in relation to this subject.  Secondary...

The importance of your own place on the web

Ryan Cahill recently tweeted: “Processing some updates on my website and I stumbled across the stats differences from 2021 to 2022. 2021 had ~17k hits on my author website, ~5k visitors. 2022 the hits increased by 2.5 to ~43k, while the visitors tripled to ~15k....

Honorable Mention in Best Horror of the Year 14

My copy of Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year 14 finally arrived and imagine my delight at seeing “Out on a Rim” from The Gulp included in the Honourable Mentions! Thank you, Ellen!