"...When we die, we become the foam on the ocean." - The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen WHAT IS BEWARE! DARK SEAS? Welcome to the open submission call for the 6th annual author and artist showcase! Beware! Dark Seas is an author & artist showcase of short stories and art that are dark in nature, macabre, or horror themed. All submissions are connected by one common theme—the sea! This could be above the water—think boats, ghost ships, things found floating on surfaces, washing up on the shore, or even a mysterious island surrounded by wate[...]


Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator Showcase Participant List

  The Haunted Hotel Writer & Illustrator Showcase is almost here and I couldn't be more excited! We have some amazing writers and incredible artists who have signed up to partake in the spooky fun. Several of you have asked about participants and wanting to follow them on Twitter SO here's the list of participants so you can mingle and haunt hotels together! Just click the participant's name to link to their social media account. If you signed up, I've already sent you a key so that you know what room (or not room MUAHAHA) you have access to. I'm also[...]


You, Yes YOU, Are Successful

I've thought a lot about success lately. How it affects us as writers and how it affects us on our writing journey. First, let's start with the definition of success. According to the dictionary, success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.     What I love most about this definition its simplicity. It's so mindnumbingly simple. You set a goal. You accomplish it. Boom, you're successful. But I've noticed as writers, it's not always that easy, is it? We compare ourselves to others. We base our success on other people's success. And when[...]


The Blood Talisman Blog Tour AND Giveaway!

Today I'm thrilled to be a part of The Blood Talisman blog tour. I'm sure you know Kim Culpepper as it seems she's a huge part of the writing community and participates in just about everything! I'm here today to help share a little bit about her new book THE BLOOD TALISMAN and give you a glimpse at an exclusive excerpt (YAY!). Did I mention there's a giveaway as well? You could win your very own copy! Entry is at the bottom of this post.   The Blood Talisman by Kim Culpepper Book Genre: Urban Fantasy Book release date: 05/21/2014  The Blood Talisma[...]


Down the Rabbit Hole with Leap Books

It took me around an hour to even be able to write this blog post. I kept sporadically breaking out in dance and song. Yep, you could say that I'm excited. I swear, I couldn't even control my limbs. And now, I can barely contain my fingertips to write this post. I'm a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan. I love the imagination, the story, and the fact that a book published in 1865 is still loved, cherished, and relevant today. Imagine my excitement when I got a message from Leap Books. In 2015, they're celebrating its 150th anniversary in a BIG WAY. Leap Books is putti[...]