Category Archives: Vlogs
Because I just don’t talk about books enough! Here are my top five favorite reads of this year.
Most of these books are available at Barnes and Noble (BarnesandNoble.com) and Amazon, in both print and ebook variety, with the exception of Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein. You gotta hit up MadCreator.com for that one.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April G. Tucholke
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Darker Still (Magic Most Foul series) by Leanna Renee Hieber
Thank you for watching, and here’s to a new year of adventures and haunting book shops.
Just because it’s December doesn’t mean it’s not Halloween.
Sadly, the eyeliner portion of the video didn’t record, but I left instructions in the clips I did have. Once you have your eyeliner shaped, pat over with purple eyeshadow to brighten the color, same as the lips I show later in the video. I used Mac’s Parfait Amor.
I also realized I forgot to mention contouring and highlighting. Use a darker green shimmer (I used Mac’s Black Emerald) to contour the cheeks and a lighter green shimmer for a highlight. If you don’t like sparkly shadows, matte is awesome. I just don’t own any. 😀
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Do you hear voices? Have horrific visions of car wrecks/disasters/crime scenes? So do I.
Don’t forget to check out the next installment of #DarkCarnival at www.penandmuse.com, as well as past stories in the series.
Crossroads Writers Conference was eye-opening in many ways. Mostly, I learned I have to get more comfortable with my identity as a horror writer. Especially when facing little old ladies.
Kelly requested a vlog on inspiration, so here it is! Things I forgot to mention: I used to have a crippling fear that I’d never be inspired again. That’s a lie: I still have that fear, but books, photographs, movies, late-night conversations, ANYTHING can spark that creative beast in your head.
Sometimes the words are there, but you just don’t have it in you to get them out.
I’ve been wanting to do a post on contests for a while. I’ve also been wanting to make more videos. Thus World Domination Through Writing!
What have your contest experiences been like? Leave a comment below or feel free comment on the video.
I like to imagine that when I panic, I’m some sort of Byronic heroine, my hair whipped behind me by the cold wind, the cliff plummeting into the sea before me. Of course, I’m wearing some sort of fabulous dress.
In reality, it’s more like I stare sadly at my computer before foraging for chocolate.
This week has been difficult in unexpected ways. Now that I’ve recovered from Con, I can finally start getting back into routine. I finished the latest round of edits on my MS. I finished my short of Flash Friday over on Deadly Ever After (which goes up THIS FRIDAY.) I’m working on my next short for Dark Carnival over at Pen and Muse. The second MS and the Other Book are still being worked out. Querying looms upon the horizon.
I realized I do a lot in addition to The Day Job. And I’m about to add more. Coming off my recent VEDA debut, I’ve decided to attempt twice-monthly vlogs about writing. Why? Because it’s what I do. I recently updated my blog to include a page with FREE short stories. What? Free? Yes! Why? Why not! All you have to do is click the Short Stories link and you’ll be provided with some free reads. Cool, huh?
If you missed VEDA (Vlog Everyday in August), you can watch the playlist by clicking this link!
The next few months will be crazy! I’ve got some stuff planned for the newest installment of American Horror Story: Coven, and the approach of the Haunting Season in general is pretty awesome. October is my favorite month and Fall is my favorite time of year, which means I’ll be one happy ghost girl.
For now, it’s back to writing before rehearsal. Did I mention Art in the Square is next weekend? If you live near me, you should come see us perform! Everyone needs belly dancers in their lives.
I will update you guys Friday with the link to my newest short story. See you then!