Dismal Dreams at June’s End

The next collection drops on June 25! PREORDER HERE on Amazon. WIN A SIGNED PAPERBACK: All you have to do is add Dismal Dreams to your Goodreads To-Be-Read list and you'll be entered to win! Click this link to find Dismal Dreams on Goodreads. Then click on "Want to Read." Drawing will take place July... Continue Reading →

Call for Submissions

Someone in the social-mediaverse had asked how I kept all my calls for submissions organized, so I figured I'd share a sample of my chart, along with with some upcoming deadlines. (Scroll down past the charts if you just want the open calls.) Even if I'm not sure I'll submit to an open call, if... Continue Reading →

Out of the Shadow of Eclipse

horror fiction by Red Lagoe They call it a blood moon. I’d always been a fan, but Tad said there wasn’t nothing bloody about it. Big fat disappointment is what he called it. He said his face turns that shade of red when he bears down for a shit. Why’d he have to go and... Continue Reading →

2020: the year of short stories

Wow! What a strange year! It's not over yet, and a lot can happen. So far in 2020, I've been busy releasing a book, submitting many short stories to anthologies, taking on a staff-writer position for a shared-world series, working on a new book, dealing with the kids' at-home learning, and I've recovered from a... Continue Reading →

Bound and Gagged

Maybe I’m paranoid. Maybe I read too much into situations. I did grow up on 80's slasher horror and developed a watchful eye for the bad guys around the corner. Sure, nobody ever threw a bag over my head and dragged me into a vehicle, so you could argue that those predators are few and... Continue Reading →

Passion and Persistence

We don’t always end up where we think we’ll be. Remember those five-year goals from high school? I thought I’d be a children’s book writer, or an artist of some sort. But life—that chaotic storm cloud of uncontrollable happenstance stitched together with lightning decisions (big and small)—took me on a journey I didn’t expect. Five... Continue Reading →

Malignant Roots

After Mack Berrington's dark soul took to the soil, evil plagued the roots of the family tree. My new flash fiction piece Malignant Roots is in Crystal Lake Publishing's Shallow Waters Volume 3. The Table of Contents on this 99-cent ebook anthology is pretty amazing! Stories by Monique Snyman, Richard Thomas, Theresa Derwin, Mark Allan... Continue Reading →

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