Kid Art!

Two nights ago I spent time talking with some young people. We talked about art, expression, writing, and contrast. We listened to Michael Jackson and destroyed a box of crayons together.

Here are the resulting masterpieces from Clarissa, Gabby, Shayla, and Maiya. There might be a couple future Women of Horror here. <3


Happy Halloween! News about MileHi Con, and a book for .99!


It’s my favorite holiday and probably always will be. I think about this a lot. Even as a child, I was so excited during October that I could barely sit still. This year promises to be beautiful here in Colorado. The leaves are all colors of autumn now, but the winds are kicking up and blowing them away. So, here’s the special of the week in celebration:

THE WITCHER CHIME is on sale for only ninety-nine pennies. I love you so much, I want to scare you for Halloween. .99. That’s it! For one week

38-real-haunted-houses-00<<< Yep. Haunted, for sure. Eek!

I imagine Savannah Caleman’s house at the Witcher Place looking somewhat like this, but with groves of aspens and pines banking the house. And we couldn’t forget that barn where Jim Witcher was found hanging!


The Witcher Chime: A Haunting

A deadly, possessive entity imprints on members of Savannah Caleman’s family, making her the latest object of obsession in this chilling, historical tale of haunted legacy and terror.

The Witcher Chime: A Haunting
The Witcher Chime: A Haunting

Savannah Caleman’s family has been coming apart since the early 1920’s. Now in the late 1980’s the evil plaguing her family dons a suit and tie and introduces himself, giving Savannah an ultimatum—endure endless terror or grant his freedom. She must decide between her sister’s safety and aiding a monster that can’t be identified as an angel or a demon. Either way, Savannah is torn, and takes to single-handedly running the family affairs with precision as she takes care of her sister. Terrifying events play out as the Witcher Place is transformed to a rich estate using old family resources. Releasing a monster to roam at will isn’t a stellar option, no matter the promises he makes. And he’s more than a monster. He knows her innermost thoughts. He’s in her head, becoming the ideal man for her, manipulating her thoughts. But the stains of murder and torment cannot be erased. He has fallen, been shackled in the mine beneath the Colorado mountains, and now has plans to rise once more using Savannah as the key to regain grace. Horror abounds and Savannah turns to distant relatives for answers, fearing her family’s stigma of insanity is real and has spread, caused by an evil as ancient as Genesis.

Next stop:  MileHi Con in Denver!

From October 28 – 30 I’ll be selling books and speaking about writing horror and dark fantasy. Should be fun! Also, I’m helping with a game called The Reading Game. I’ve heard it’s a lot like The Dating Game. We shall see…  Here’s my schedule:

Friday, October 28
 2:00pm Panel
 Horror: Why We Love to Be Scared & Write Stories to Scare Others 
9:00pm Panel
Horror on the Menu: Different Flavors for Different Tastes
Saturday, October 29
2:30pm –  The Reading Game
I would LOVE for anyone to come by and see me at one of the above events, or at Author’s Row, where I’ll have a book table. The Reading Game is going to be great fun! If you’re a big reader and are looking for new stuff to read and new authors to “court”, come check out this game.
So that’s the News From the Writing Cave. Thanks for reading!

Scary Happy News! Get The Witcher Chime Over Half Off for Halloween!

Some of you might know that Halloween is my favorite holiday.

The Witcher Chime: A Haunting
The Witcher Chime: A Haunting

Autumn is my favorite season of the year! We’re celebrating here. Please head over to your favorite online book shop and pick up a copy of The Witcher Chime: A Haunting for only A buck forty nine. Yep, a magical horror story for only $1.49. Click the book cover to go to If you get one, I’d love to hear from you, whether it be a review on Amazon or B & N, or even social media. 

Sales ends at midnight on Halloween.

Happy Halloween, friends. Much love!

Myths and Legends Con in Denver this weekend!

Please drop in and say hi! We’ll also be selling books in the dealers room. Here’s my schedule of panels:

Amity Green (9 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Price of Magic (Nevernever)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It’s Alive! (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Writing from Life’s Lessons (Serenity)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Going with the Flow (Kings Landing)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Writing the Supernatural (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Oh, the Horror! (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, When They Tell You They’re Too Old or Too Young (The Shire)


Shopping for The Witcher Chime Online?

Happy Sunday, friends and family! The Witcher Chime will be available for Nook, Kobo, Kindle, and over at Smashwords, which will

The Witcher Chime: A Haunting
The Witcher Chime: A Haunting

make it available on iBooks. It will also be available in print at B& and the next week I will be posting links to the different sites for any available pre-orders. It’s up for pre-order for Kindle already so I’m adding that link here. (Pre-orders really help the book’s rankings!) Please share and spread the word to friends who love to read new horror stories. The release date is 07/31/16. I am thrilled. <3 Thank you!

Pre-Order at Amazon

A little about Phantom Limb Itch…

I just want to clear up a little something about Phantom Limb Itch, which is book two in my gargoyle series. Most feel Scales (book one) is YA, and understandably so. That’s fine for book one. Book two, is not YA. It is adult urban fantasy. It is vary dark and there are elements of horror throughout, along with other adult themes. The biggest reason for this change is because Tessa, herself, is growing up. In book one she was age eighteen and freshly emancipated from being raised by a “gaggle” of nuns. In Phantom she’s been forced to ditch any remaining adolescence. We can’t expect our dear girl to stay young. Tessa isn’t a child any longer and she doesn’t act like one in book two.