Month: January 2020

  • Highlights from the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

    If you haven’t heard, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) has released the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot. What it is An annual award for superior achievement in horror writing, named after Bram Stoker. Categories are as follows: Superior Achievement in a Novel Superior Achievement in a First Novel Superior Achievement in a Young Adult […]

  • Horror books 2020

    Last year, I almost didn’t hit my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal. The reason: podcasts. I got so hooked on podcasts (My Favorite Murder being the primary culprit) that I didn’t listen to audiobooks. Most of my reading is done over audio (other folks with ADHD—I love audiobooks because they allow me to multitask, which I […]

  • Self care as a horror lover

    To continue discussion of self care from my previous post, I want to talk a little bit about how being a horror fan (and specifically a horror writer) can sometimes cause problems. Horror is booby trapped. Earlier this week I finished A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. It destroyed me. I couldn’t sleep […]

  • Why “no burnout” is my #1 New Year’s resolution (and should be yours, too)

    2020 is going to be packed. I have a number of aggressive writing goals. I have elaborate plans for overhauling my mental health, my physical health, my apartment, and my schedule. New year, new decade, same me, but better. My husband and I are calling 2020 “the year that we make all other years easier.” […]