Con Report: ChessieCon 2017

The curtain has closed on my final convention of 2017. For all the other drama of the year, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every convention (new and old) I’ve attended this year, and I can’t wait to do it all again in 2018. FRIDAY Since ChessieCon is held less than half an hour away from my house, […]

New post at Speculative Chic

I’ve been remiss in shouting it from  the rooftops much over here on my personal corner of the internet, but I’m still having a ton of fun being a regular contributor to the blog Speculative Chic. Mostly I participate in group posts, such as a monthly column about my favorite new thing. I can also always […]

“Evolution of Vampires in Popular Fiction” on Speculative Chic

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to be featured on SF Signal, an amazing blog that featured all things speculative fiction. To help promote my own brand-new, nontraditional vampire novel, I condensed years worth of research into a short article on the evolution of how vampires have been represented in popular fiction throughout […]

Review: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

First of all, let’s get a few things straight. (1) This is a literary fantasy novel. (2) This novel was much more influenced by The Chronicles of Narnia than by Harry Potter. (3) I read this trilogy because I adore the television show currently airing, so my review is going to be linked to that bias […]

Netflix Tag

Original creator: [unknown]. Stolen from: Camryn at The Writing Crafter. Some context for this tag: I enjoy visual storytelling as much as the written version. Therefore, though it comes in waves, I spend and an awful lot of time watching television as well as reading. Though my husband and I still have cable, Netflix has […]

SF Signal hosts my blog post about vampires in popular fiction!

I took a film genre course in college, and wrote an entire research paper on the evolution of vampires in film. No knowledge is ever wasted, so with a little more work, I was able to write a (much shorter) essay on the evolution of vampires in popular fiction. SF Signal was lovely enough to […]

In Which I Introduce Myself Further

Now that you’ve had some time to poke around the place, let me give you the official tour of my new home on the Web. Let’s start with the Bio tab. That’s where you’ll find my official head shot, courtesy of Brian Roache Photography, my official short “about the author,” and the incredibly necessary picture […]