Appearances at a Glance

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Nov 17, 2022 - I will be doing the Historic Tuckahoe Plantation's Holiday Market on Sunday, December 11th (with Sunday, December 18th as the rain date in case of inclement weather.). The market location will be on the South Lawn of the historic plantation house. Check Appearances at a Glance to your right for the time, address, and anything else.

My horror vampire poem, Crimson Rush, was accepted for Horror Curated: Bloody Tea, which will be released in February 2023. The new ezine just debuted this month, and you can find out about their first issue, Haunted Holidays, and more here.

Oct 26, 2022 - I will be a vendor at Tidewater Horror Convention next year, September 8, 9, and 10. For the address of the new hotel, plus link to their website (memberships for next year are now for sale), check Appearances at a Glance to the right of this page.

Oct 26, 2022 - Great news! Blame It On the Pumpkin, the anthology that includes my story, Pumpkin Hollow, was released yesterday, October 25th. Click here to see the links to buy the paperback, and/or the two eBooks available on Nook and Kobo.

Sep 20, 2022 - I am excited to announce that I will be doing a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with other authors of horror and paranormal on Saturday, October 29th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. You can find the address and their phone number of the bookstore at Appearances at a Glance to the right of this page, with no ending time, as the bookstore is allowing us authors to decide if we want to stay there for 2 hours or until we sell out of our books.

If you cannot make it that day, you can call the number and pay over the phone and have a copy of one or more of my books signed by me. I am not sure if all my regional Virginia ghost books, along with Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America and Blame It on the Pumpkin anthology, will be available or not. So, call the bookstore close to the 29th, if you wish to know.

Sep 7, 2022 - I have an article, Scarecrows: Scary or Not? up at Haunt Jaunts. Check it out Scarecrows: Scary or not?

Sep 6, 2022 - I will be on an online panel that you can see, plus others happening, on Saturday, October 8, 2022. First, you can see the whole schedule here:

Announcing the Full Schedule for Storycrafting.

It is free, as they say on the page under FAQ at bottom of the page: Yes! You can attend all of our panels for free. We are offering paid Supporter Tickets this time around, but those are completely optional. If you don't have anything to spare, don't sweat it!

If only want to sign up for my panel, go here: Haunted Houses and Other Spooky Places: Atmospheric Settings in Horror Tickets, Sat, 8 Oct 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite If you want to do all of them, use the first link I shared to get the other ones.

My panel starts the day off: 11AM - 12PM EST: Haunted Houses and Other Spooky Places: Creating Atmospheric Settings in Horror. About it:
This panel will explore why haunting house stories are enduringly popular, what makes a setting creepy, and how to use setting to evoke a sense of horror in your own stories.

Moderated by Dianna Gunn

Panelists: Brenda Radchik, Pamela K. Kinney, Mato J Steger, Priya Sridhar

You can sign up for it here: Sign up for Haunted Houses and Other Spooky Places

Jul 26, 2022 - One of the authors for the Multi-Author Showcase happening Monday, August 29th, made a video for the event and it can be viewed on YouTube now. You will see all the authors attending that night from 7-8:30 p.m. More information about it can be found here. All the authors will be selling and signing their books.

Jul 7, 2022 - I am happy to share the book cover for the Halloween horror anthology, Don't Blame the Pumpkin. My story, Pumpkin Hollow is included in this book, which will be published by Dreampunk Press on October 1, 2022. I do not have the book blurb yet. You can see the cover here. I will have a book signing for the book with another author at Book Warehouse on Sunday, October 23, 2022. You can see the address and time at Appearances at a Glance.

Jun 29, 2022 - I wanted to share the poster another author made for an event I will be doing Monday, August 29th.

June 25, 2022 - I will have a table at Monster Fest for this year. It will be at the Chesapeake Central Library in Chesapeake, Virginia on Saturday, October 1st. For the address, and website to check the schedule closer to the date, check Appearances at a Glance.

Jun 2, 2022 - Just got the acceptance, so you can catch me at Fantasci at the Chesapeake Central Library on July 23 and 24th. Check Appearances at a Glance for address and times.

Jun 1, 2022 - I was interviewed on Paranormal Analytical and you can listen to it on Spotify: Werewolves, Dogmen, and other Shapeshifters. Or you can listen here.

May 22, 2022 - I will be an author vendor at Read and Sip at Saude Creek Vineyards August 13th. Go to Appearances at a Glance to get the address and times, plus the vineyard's website for more information. Besides selling books and signing them, authors will do readings from one of their books too.

May 21, 2022 - I will be interviewed about Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America on The RIFT Radio Network Monday, May 23rd, at 9:00 p.m. EST. The host usually has a giveaway winner, so one lucky winner will win a signed copy of my book. Call in phone number to call and talk to the host and ask a question is 1-323-870-3877.

I was also interviewed about my book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America and time spent on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 this past Tuesday, May 17th. The video of it can be watched here.

Good news! I got a table for Scares That Cares AuthorCon in Williamsburg, Virgnia, in 2023. It will be March 31-April 2. You can find out more about it at Appearances at a Glance.

Recently, I got the rights back to Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Tales Along Routes 10 and 460 from Anubis Press, and until Amazon takes down the button to buy the paperback new, I am telling my readers to not buy it. At this point even Anubis is having problems getting KDP to listen that I own the rights to my book once more. Dreampunk Press will be taking the book once everything is sorted out one way or another, and that one will be released through Ingrams.

Apr 28, 2022 - I'm happy to announce another new release this week, Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2, which includes my article, Why Women Writers Write about Monsters and Ghosts. You can find it here.

Apr 26, 2022 - I am excited to say Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America already has gotten two great reviews! The first review is by author Carol Smith at: Goodreads. Another review is by Barry Huddleston (who has reviewed three of my ghost books before): Review of Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America on YouTube. He also has the review on his Gnostalgia review blog. Check out the review here.

Apr 20, 2022 - If you're planning to go to RavenCon next weekend (April 29-May 1st) in Glen Allen, Virginia, I will have a book launch for my new book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America on April 30th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. If you are coming to that, hit Going at my event page. Click the graphic to head over to my Facebook event page.

Apr 19, 2022 - You can still listen to my interview with the Supernatural Girlz about my soon-to-be-released book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America here.

Two more events--one a one-day convention--are up at Appearances at a Glance. They are Hampton Comicon October 15th, and Jingle Bell Bazaar at Ecoff Elementary School in December.

Apr 8, 2022 - I got my schedule for Ravencon, happening in Richmond, Virginia April 29-May 1st. You can get the website link and more information at Appearances at a Glance.

My Ravencon Schedule:
Friday (April 29)
7 pm (Opening Ceremony) King George
9 pm (Panel) The Dark Side of Fantasy / Brunswick

Saturday (April 30)
11 am (Panel) Writing the Alien / Albemarle
3-4 pm (Book Launch) Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America / Norfolk (Be a Giveaway for one lucky winner too)
5 pm (Panel) Animal, AI, and Other Companions / Brunswick
7 pm (Presentation/Workshop) Virginia Horror Writers Association / Spotsylvania
8 pm (Panel) Chasing Ghosts and Urban Legends / Brunswick

Mar 28, 2022 - I will be interviewed on Supernatural Girlz Radio Wednesday, March 30th, from 7:30-9:00p.m. Eastern, about my upcoming book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America. You can listen in here. Also, if you prefer eBooks, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America can be preordered at Barnes and Noble on Nook Book. Soon, you'll be able to preorder it in Kindle format at Amazon.

Mar 24, 2022 - I am excited, as Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America is currently #7 on Amazon's hot new releases in Mythology and Folklore!

Mar 21, 2022 - I wanted to let it be known my publisher, Dreampunk Press now has Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Staking North America available for preorder, too. It is available in Open Dyslexic Font and Deja Vu Font. Open Dyslexic Font is what those who are dyslexic use to read. Deja Vu Font is for everyone else. So, do let her know which one you want. Find the link here.

Mar 16, 2022 - Besides Barnes and Noble, both Amazon and Bookshop.org also have my cryptic book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America available for preorder too. Bookshop's is actually $1.20 off the $14.99 price. Plus, every purchase on the website supports local bookstores! Find both links to the book's webpage here.

Mar 6, 2022 - My book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America is available for preorder at Barnes and Noble online. $14,99. Releases April 26, 2022. Find Barnes and Noble link that goes directly to the book here.

Feb 28, 2022 - I have a new release. My article, Paranormal Investigation at Rosewell Plantation, is included in the nonfiction anthology, True Ghost Stories. It is only available on Kindle at Amazon.com. You can get the link here.

Feb 23, 2022 - I have some cool news. I will be interviewed by Paranormal Fears podcast about my book, Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales, with the taping happening March 9th. When I have the link, I will let you know here--they do Apple and other places.

On May 23, 2022, from 9:00-10:00 p.m., I will be interviewed on Haunted Tales From The Old Rocking Chair with Sheri Lynn about my new book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America that releases in April 26th.

Haunted Tales From The Old Rocking Chair with Sheri Lynn is part of The RIFT Radio Podcast Network Online Radio.

Feb 22, 2022 - My new book, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America may be available March 1st for preorder. When it is up at various places like Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Books A Million, I will let you know, with links. It releases in April - at this time I do not know specifically when but when I do, I will let you all know.

I do have a future book signing in a bookstore for the new book plus Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations. This will be Book Warehouse in Williamsburg, Virginia, Saturday, July 2, 2022. Check Appearances at a Glance for address and time.

Feb 8, 2022 - I won't be attending Stokercon 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Instead, I will be a vendor at Sage ParaCon May 28th and 29th which will be held at Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast in King George, Virginia. Check Appearances at a Glance for that.

Some great news I have is my horror short story, Rope, was accepted for the Spring 2022 issue of the Sirens Call ezine. When it is published, I will post here where to find the PDF of the issue you can download to read for free.

Feb 4, 2022 - Got some super news. I got the cover for BOOK 14: Horror Addicts Guide 2, the anthology coming this summer. Included is my article, Why do Women Writers Write about Monsters and Ghosts?

Jan 24, 2022 - I wanted to announce my article, Why do Women Writers Write about Monsters and Ghosts? will be in BOOK 14: Horror Addicts Guide 2. The book will be available as an eBook and in print and is coming this summer 2022. Find my name and others that have been added so far at BOOK 14: Horror Addicts Guide 2. When the cover is sent to the contributors, I will share it here.

Jan 17, 2022 - I am proud to announce that my horror short story, Family Inheritance, published in the Journal of Virginia Writers Club, Spring 2021, made #4 of the Top Ten of Critters Writers Workshop Readers Poll Horror Short Story. You can see the Final Tallies for the Top Ten here. If you would like to read it, you can find Journal of Virginia Writers Club, Spring 2021 (only in paperback, there is no Kindle version) at Amazon.

Jan 6, 2022 - MarsCon has been cancelled for January 14-16th and moved to March 18, 19, and 20, 2022. The con-chair felt with the Omicron surges along the Southeast (Virginia is in this range), it was best to do this and so did the hotel. No one wants people to get sick from this weekend, and it appears there's another call for snow this Friday. We could see a snowstorm during what would've been MarsCon's weekend. So, check Appearances at a Glance to see the changed dates and for the convention's website to click and go to and see up there. If you have a room already, the hotel is working to change to that. If nothing else, if you are still worried, call the hotel in a couple of days to be sure.

Jan 3, 2022 - I will be doing more events in the summer of 2022. One is the Virginia Bigfoot Con 2022 on June 18th, where I will be a vendor. It will be held in Staunton, Virginia. The Tidewater Horror Con will be returning to Norfolk, Virginia on September 9, 10 and 11th. Find the address and times and website links at Appearances at a Glance to the right on this page.


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