Happy Twisted Holidays

My Criminal Minds/NCIS holiday-themed twisted short story mashup is now available as a solo story! It’s 2020 — why not? “DEAR SANTA, PLEASE SAVE ME.” Thanks to rampant worldwide consumerism, dear old Saint Nick retired long ago to an undisclosed location. But when a disturbing “Dear Santa” letter is received by the Santa Mail office in Alaska, a former…

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Women Running From Houses Launch Party

Our Gothic Horror Zoom panel on the occasion of the release of Castle of Horror Anthology Vol. 4: Women Running from Houses, a collection of Gothic-themed horror stories! MANW Highlights:24:30 — Leanna Renee Hieber introduces her story “Sea-Found.”44:20 — Alethea introduces her story “A Poor Man’s Roses.”49:30 — Q&A begins56:00 — Gothic Fiction Show & Tell1:16:00 — Alethea discusses…

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#PictureGame: “Ghost Star”

The rules of Tempest’s #PictureGame are simple: Choose a picture and give yourself a moment to think about it. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Then start writing and don’t stop until the timer goes off.  You never know what may happen. At the very least, you’ll have a fun bit of flash to share with your friends. At…

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Castle of Horror 3

Next on the list of the SEVEN anthologies I’m in this year: Castle of Horror 3: Summer Lovin’! The best part about this anthology (for me) is that it features so many Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow veterans! Me AND Leanna Renee Hieber AND Jo Whittemore are all in this antho, which is the perfect reason to add it to…

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