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Cemetery Gallery

The new cemetery gallery is up, you guys!  Check it out! Right now it only has my photographs from Glenwood Cemetery in Houston so I’m counting on you all to help fill it up!  I’d love to have cemetery photographs from all over the world! Just click on the link and a form will pop up where you can upload your photographs and any info you want to include about… Keep reading >>

Horror and Heineken

As the Horror and Heineken Fest weekend draws to a close, I’m slowly but surely getting back into my routine. Sunday morning walk is all done and now I’m sitting here in my office eating cold pizza and drinking diet Coke as I begin my writing day. The weather has finally cleared and there is so much light streaming in through the windows. Feels good. It’s a little cooler out,… Keep reading >>

Feet to the Fire

As you all know, for reasons beyond my control, I fell way behind on my writing deadlines and I’ve been slow to catch up. So, at the beginning of September, I set some very realistic goals for myself, writing-wise and health-wise. I walk in the mornings at least four or five times a week and then I come home, sit down at the computer and knock out my word count… Keep reading >>

So this happened…

Yeah, this happened today: And then this happened… That’s right. FINALLY, The Visitor is off to my editor, off to production and I’m letting no grass grow under my butt before starting Book Five, which as you may recall is tentatively titled The Sinner. I’m dead-dog tired. I stayed up all night finishing the manuscript and unfortunately, I don’t even have that punch-drunk high that usually sustains me until mid-afternoon. … Keep reading >>

San Antonio, Graveyard Queen and Prickly Pear Margaritas

¡Hola! I’m just back from the RWA conference in San Antonio and had a great time visiting with some of my writer friends. Prickly Pear margaritas at Boudros on the River Walk was the first order of business. The drink, I’ll be honest, was a little sweet for my taste, but the color is just so lusious!  So I had two. I’ve always loved San Antonio. I know the River… Keep reading >>

Awesome Feedback

Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the feedback about my website update.  You all are awesome!  Wow!  So many great ideas!  You have no idea how helpful this is.  I can’t wait to start adding content. “Oh, I’ve got the prettiest readers. I’ve got the nicest readers. That’s what I tell everybody. I say I’ve got the sweetest readers in the world.” (™ The Bad Seed). :p… Keep reading >>

The View From My Garden

Hello everyone! Here is a view of my garden on this fine, fine day in Houston. It’s a bit warm, but I don’t mind. Summer is my favorite time of year. I’m inside working right now, but later, when it cools off, I’ll go out and read by the pool for a while, maybe even dip my toes in if I’m so inclined. Anyway, now that I’m back writing full… Keep reading >>

Alaina and Amanda’s Excellent Adventure

Off we go! To Jefferson, a tiny historical town in east Texas near the Louisiana border. A picturesque hamlet that also happens to be one of the most haunted places in the state. Or so we’ve been told. Alaina drives and I navigate, which explains why we’re lost before ever leaving Houston. Another wrong turn in Nacogdoches and we somehow find ourselves in Tyler. We remain undaunted! and arrive in… Keep reading >>

Haunted Vacation

This summer I’m doing something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time—taking a haunted hotel trip with a very good friend, who also happens to be a writer.  If all goes as planned, we’ll visit a different haunted hotel every other month, eventually branching out from Texas into Arkansas (Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs), Louisiana and who knows where else?  Since we’re both writers, we’ll want to chronicle… Keep reading >>

Graveyard Queen News

Good Morning!  I’m hoping to have a Graveyard Queen update in the next few weeks. I’ve had a peek at the cover for The Visitor and it’s really, really cool. The design has completely changed from the first three books, which I think is good since there’s been such a gap. And personally, I get a little confused as to whether or not I’ve read a book in a series… Keep reading >>

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