Reggie Whitley was one of the first writers I met on twitter, and his creepy short stories have always been some of my favorites. I was happy when he agreed to send me something to post for my blog party, mostly because it’s been a while since I’ve read a Reggie story. You can find him on twitter at @_RScottWhitley_. THAT’S NOT FUNNY … Continue reading SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: That’s Not Funny by Reggie Whitley
I have major, major love for true trime podcasts. That isn’t a hot take. I realize everyone is riding the true crime wave these days. Still, I find people who love true crime and haven’t heard of some of my favorite podcasts, or haven’t heard of podcasts PERIOD, and I immediately feel like, “This is it. It’s why this person needs me in his or … Continue reading Five Favorites: True Crime Podcasts
Most of you know I participated in a writing contest a few months ago, in which we were assigned different genres, characters, and subjects to write about in each round. I shared my first round story here. For the second round, I was assigned “Suspense, Judge, and Medicine,” and came up with Keeping Judge Spencer. Enjoy! Keeping Judge Spencer The roses are too pink. … Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Keeping Judge Spencer
When I decided to throw a little blog party for October, I reached out to a few of my writer friends to see if they had anything they’d like to contribute. This short, lyrical piece was written by Kelsey Macke, author of Damsel Distressed, and regular contributor to my happiness and keeper of my sanity. Learn more about her at kelseymacke.com. SOME PORTION OF SURE Sometimes, you … Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Some Portion of Sure by Kelsey Macke
I never thought I’d be a person who’d think, “Man, I have too many books,” but here we are. A few years of book events and festivals means I’ve wound up with a pretty impressive collection. I’ve forced myself to go through them and look for books that should be passed along rather than hoarded in my office. So, my refusal to give in to … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Asylum by Madeleine Roux and Monster Island by David Wellington
Most of you know I participated in a writing contest a few months ago, in which we were assigned different genres, characters, and subjects to write about in each round. For the very first round, I was assigned “Horror, Flower Shop Owner, and Texting.” I took those three things and came up with Potter’s Blooms. These two creepy sisters are my favorite, and I apologize … Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Potter’s Blooms
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me say a thing or three about the fact that October is my birthday month. Since my birthday falls on Halloween, I have an extra deep love for this time of year. From the perfect weather to the pretty trees to the excellent chili recipes, October is literally the best. This year, I decided that this … Continue reading It’s October! Let’s Party!
(This post originally appeared on HerKentucky.) It’s HERE! Keeneland’s Fall Meet has ARRIVED! You’re going, right? Of course you’re going. We only get to do this in April and October. Get up, get dressed, and go take part in one of the best parts of living around here. (Yes, I’m basically a walking, talking Keeneland commercial whenever meets are in session. I love it that … Continue reading The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers
So, I promised you guys that while I would definitely have to do a lot of promotional tweeting/blogging/talking in the weeks leading up to release day, I would also make it more tolerable for everyone by giving you lots of free stuff. In the last few weeks, I’ve given away nine books (not including the five I’m giving away this week!) and we’re wrapping it … Continue reading BETWEEN Blog Tour and TWO BIG PRIZE PACKS!
(In case you’re new around here and don’t know why we’re celebrating, my book, Between, comes out on July 29! As release day approaches, I’ve been thinking about what I want people to know about my book. I decided to spend the month highlighting some of my favorite characteristics of Between, and giving away a different set of books each week that share those characteristics!) ONLY … Continue reading BETWEEN RELEASE MONTH PARTY! Week Four Giveaways: Books by Gwenda Bond, Victoria Schwab, Danielle Ellison, Dahlia Adler, and Kelsey Macke