What an honor to be a preliminary judge in The Apparitionist contest! Thanks to Tryon Arts and Crafts School, I get to read a whole slew of wonderful scary stories to help whittle down the list of nominees for the head judge. I have to say I am impressed so far with the quality of the … More #amjudging

Thank you, Tryon!

What an amazing summer I’ve had! It’s no secret that I love this little town, tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. The folks in Tryon embrace art and artists like nowhere else I know, and I was so lucky to release my book while I was here for the … More Thank you, Tryon!

Group hug

At my Coffee Talk reading yesterday I stressed the value of artists’ groups. Maybe because creating art is such a solitary effort, I think it’s important to get together with other artists and like-minded folks. Sharing information and experiences can be invaluable. I’ve joined several writers’ groups since I started writing, and have always been attracted … More Group hug