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Dec 27, 2018 - Got the cover for the upcoming anthology, FAE THEE WELL, releasing at Marscon 2019 in Williamsburg, Virginia. A large portion of the proceeds will be going to the Heritage Humane Society - a charity supported by the convention. My dark fantasy story, "Last Chance" is included in the book. Check it out here.

Plus 13 Backyard Monsters anthology may be released January 1, 2019! My story, "The Orang Bati," is included in it. Here are the 13 authors in the anthology: Don Smith, Pamela K. Kinney, Colin S. Bradly Ray Johnson, Kevin Candela, Dona Fox, Michael Fisher, Craig Mullins, Mark Henson, Mark Woods, Roma Gray, Lynn M. Cochrane, and Brian Weinsfelder.

Nov 27, 2018 - My horror short story, "The Orang Bati", was accepted for the anthology, 13 Backyard Monsters by Night Sky. When I learn the release date, I will be sure to post it here.

Nov 5, 2018 - I have disappointing news, but Arrohatc Comic Fest had to move to another date from March 9, 2019, and so, due to another possible event that happens on their new date the following weekend, I won't be doing Arrohatac. But I am happy to report I will be returning as an author guest to Mysticon February 22-24, 2019, and also to Ravencon April 5-7, 2019. Check Appearances at a Glance for addresses of the hotels of both conventions and their websites.

Oct 2, 2018 - I'll be signing copies of my nonfiction ghost books at the Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Town Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018. For the time and address, check Appearances at a Glance.

Sept 3, 2018 - I have two new appearances added to Appearances at a Glance. The first is a book signing for my Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle ghost book October 27th at Everything Williamsburg store in Merchant's Square in Williamsburg, Virginia. Right where the ghosts haunt in Colonial Williamsburg! The other will be December 8th, in North Chesterfield at the Winter's Artisan's Bazaar at the LaPrade Library. Just in time for Christmas shopping. Signed books make great gifts, and I won't be the only author at this event.

July 27, 2018 - This September, I will be an author guest at Ravencon 13 1/2, which they added this year in September. It will be held in North Chesterfield, Virginia, not Williamsburg. For more information, check Appearances at a Glance.

We now have a schedule of events for the Grissom Public Library's Fandom Fest on August 25th. Besides vendors selling books and more at their tables (like me), there will be panels and other events. I will be doing two of the panels.

Schedule of Events *
10 - 11:45 & 1 – 5 Movie Screenings
10 - 4:30 Photo Booth
10 - 5 Random Fandom Crafts
10 - 5 PS4 VR gaming
11 - 12 Panel: What Makes Strong Female Characters in Fandoms? (I will be doing this)
12 - 1 Theme Song Trivia
1 - 2 Escape the Room
2 - 3 Superhero Storytime
3 - 4 Panel: Modernizing Classic Fandoms (I will be doing this)
4 - 5 Panel: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

* schedule may be subject to change

July 15, 2018 - I am pleased to announce my dark fantasy short story, Last Chance, was accepted for inclusion in the anthology, Fae Thee Well, to be released January 2019 officially at the Marson 2019 Convention by DreamPunk Press. I have signed the contract and the story has been edited. The story is set in the same world as my urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, though with different characters.

July 8, 2018 - It's confirmed: I am happy to report that I'll be doing Monster Fest again, this year on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. For address and the mini convention's website, check out Appearances at a Glance.

May 9, 2018 - Busy, busy, busy, as I can confirm I will be a vendor, selling my books and signing them at the 27th annual Ecoff Elementary Jingle Bell Bazaar at the Ecoff Elementary School in Chester, Virginia on December 1, 2018.

Additionally, I am pleased to also announce that I will be returning to Marscon at the Doubletree in Williamsburg, Virginia as writer guest when the science fiction convention happens January 18-20, 2019.

Last of all, I will be appearing at the Arrohattoc Comic Fest March 9, 2019 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds in Chesterfield, Virginia from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., put on by the Arrohattoc Boy Scout Troop. I'll be a vendor, selling and signing my books, along with Paranormal World Seekers DVDs.

For addresses and more, check Appearances at a Glance at the right side of this page.

May 4, 2018 - Looks like I will be busy this summer 2018 with personal appearances.

On July 21, 2018, I will be a vendor at the West Virginia State Penitentiary Paranormal Expo in Moundsville, West Virginia. The event is from 10am to 5pm. There will be ghost hunts you can pay to do, but check the website that will be attached with the address at Appearances at a Glance for more about that plus tickets for the paracon itself, too. This is a fundraiser for the historic prison.

I will be doing Scares That Cares at the Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Saturday, August 4th, selling and signing copies of my books at one of the three Horror Writers Association/Virginia chapter's tables in the dealer's room. The convention is three days from the 3rd through 5th. It opens each day at 10am. Check their website to find out the price for all three days or just one day.

The last event I will be at will be the Grissom Library's Fandom Fest in Newport News, Virginia on August 25th. Besides selling and signing my books, I will be doing two panels. The event is free and open to the public. Check Appearances at a Glance for addresses, website links, place's phone number, and more.

May 2, 2018 - I will be an author guest at the 3rd Annual Richmond Public Library Indie Urban Lit Fest on June 23rd at the Main branch of the Richmond Public Library. The event will feature 50 independently published authors of urban fiction, urban fantasy, romance, poetry, memoir, and motivational writing. Special guests include best-selling authors Nikki Turner, K’wan, and Silk White. Writing and publishing workshops, meet and greet with authors, book sales, workshops, and panel discussions will be held throughout the day, with live music by Tiara & Andrew and poetry performances in library park from 1-4. This event is free and open to the public.

March 30, 2018 - I was asked to do a talk on ghosts and horror at the Riverside Writers meeting June 9, 2018, at the Salem Church Library. If you are a writer or want to be one, and live in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this chapter of the Virginia Writers Club is the place to check out. If you come June 9th you can hear me talk and I will have copies of my books for sale and signing afterwards (or if you have your own copies, you can bring them and I will sign them.) For address of the event and time, check out Appearances at a Glance.

March 26, 2018 - I will be blogging about secondary characters at Author Dellah Devlin's blog Monday, April 2, 2018. And I will be selling my books at the Science Fiction Yard Sale, Saturday, May 26, 2018. For the times, address and anything else, go to Appearances At a Glance, or check this flyer.

February 19, 2018 - For those who didn't get to hear my interview or read from How the Vortex Changed My Life on Speculative Fiction Cantina, the show has been archived here, so anyone can listen at their convenience. I shared the hour with another author, Judith Howell.

February 18, 2018 - I am happy to say that I am returning to Chesterfield Comic Con at the Meadowdale Library branch Saturday, March 17, 2018. I'll be selling and signing copies of my books, especially How the Vortex Changed My Life. The event is free and open to the public. For the times, address, and the mini convention's website, check out Appearances at a Glance to your right on this page.

February 12, 2018 - I got my schedule from Stokercon 2018 March 1-4th.

I have a reading March 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. I will be sharing the hour with authors E.A. Black and Kathleen Kaufman. This will be on the 17th floor of the Biltmore Hotel. Following the reading, we'll be at the autographing table in the Dealers Room, which is sponsored by Broad Universe, to sign books and answer additional questions.

Saturday at 10:00 a.m. I will be a panelist on a panel, All the Screaming: Writing Sex and Romance in Horror.

And on Sunday, March 3rd, at 10:00 a.m., I will be moderating the panel, Outlining Versus Pantsing. For more information on the horror convention put on by Horror Writers Association, how to get a membership (yes, readers can do it), rest of programming, rest of the reading schedules for the weekend, and all else: here.

February 10, 2018 - I have three online appearances this month. First one is Friday, February 16th, on Speculative Fiction Cantina blogradio, where I will be reading from my novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life. I will be sharing with horror author Judith Howell the hour-long show, which is at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Central, 4:00 p.m. Mountain, and 3:00 p.m. Pacific.

My second appearance happens on Saturday, February 24th--second day of Mysticon that I will be making a live appearance. I will be interviewed by the blog for Women of Horror Month (each day, from February 2nd to the last day, there will be a difference woman horror author interviewed, so check them all out).

Last will be happening on Sunday, February 25th, at The Hazel Hedge So, if you're on Facebook, check out my slot that day. And be sure to check it out everyday, as a different female author will be on it, all for Women of Horror Month.

I will also be doing a live appearance at the Hanover Book Festival in Mechanicsville, Virginia, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, selling and signing my books. Find the time, address and website link at Appearances at a Glance. (or in case of Sapphire's: Appearances page.

January 21, 2018 - I'll be heading to Lovecraft Country for Stokercon 2018 March 1-4, 2018. This conference is put on by the Horror Writers Association, and will be at the historic Biltmore. For more information check Appearances at a Glance.

January 18, 2018 - The results are in for the 20th Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll (2017). How the Vortex Changed My Life made number 8 in Top Ten of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel. Check it out here.

January 5, 2018 - I have new online appearances in February and April. The first one is Friday, February 16th, at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT, with me appearing on The Speculative Fiction Cantina Blogradio. I'll be reading from How the Vortex Changed My Life. I will be sharing with another author during the hour-long show. The link I have for now is here and closer to the date when I get the direct link, I will post it here, along at my blog and social media links, too. You can listen to any of the other authors reading on the show by scrolling down to Upcoming Broadcasts, or the host's blog here. The next online appearance will be my interview for Women of Horror Month, and that happens Saturday, February 24th, here. This will be happening when I'm at Mysticon that weekend. The last online appearance is a guest blog I will be doing on April 2nd here.