Michaelbrent Collings’ Ultimate Horror List

I adore Michaelbrent and his works. He’s a pretty phenomenal guy and he just put together the coolest list of favorite horror books and movies as suggested by his friends! AND I AM ONE OF THEM. Click here to check out the ultimate horror rec list, just in time for Halloween!  What books or movies would you suggest?


Also, check out Michaelbrent’s work. I adored Apparition, which was genuinely creepy. For a good time, read his The Longest Con, which has several authors (including yours truly!) as main characters. It’s truly a hoot. Also, his book Predators was so enjoyable that I recommended it be put on the 2018 Bram Stoker reading list. Between his books and the ultimate horror rec list, you’ll be set for a long time to come. 🙂

Pimp A Friend Friday: MichaelBrent Collings (and me!)


Wait, what, is that my name (among others) on the cover of Michaelbrent’s book? Why, yes it is! And MB explains why.

It’s such a fun, brilliant idea. I read the book and it was an absolute delight. It was full of tension, snark, death, people you love, oracles, guns, and everything that makes a con cool. Plus you know what else makes an appearance? Lula, my ukulele.


I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve ever read by MB (especially Apparition) and this was no exception. The Longest Con should be out on Monday, which gives us something to look forward to. Read something fun, support a writer, and realize that the first time I met Michaelbrent, I really was wearing those rain boots.  Enjoy!


Oh My Goodness! I’m a Triple Whitney Award Finalist!!!



The Whitney Awards are a pretty prestigious literary award in the LDS community. And I am SO VERY SUPER THRILLED that both Nameless and Pretty Little Dead Girls are both finalists in the Speculative Fiction category! I’m running with Anika Arrington, Michaelbrent Collings, and Brandon Sanderson. That’s right. I’m in the finals with those three! Isn’t that amazing?

Pretty Little Dead Girls

Nameless: The Darkness Comes is also in the running for Best Novel by a New Author. And that is just amazing to me.

I can’t tell you what it’s like to have people not only reading my work, but feeling strongly enough about it to put it up for awards. Thank you. It means so much.


So there’s a gala in May and I’ll be sitting at a table with my friends. We’ll wear pretty dresses and eat dinner together without children crawling in our laps, and we’ll smile and laugh and cheer for each other. It will be a beautiful night.

Teach Your Children by Scaring Them: A Podcast


Ahhhhh! My daughter drew a scary clown in high heels!


Hi friends! I mentioned earlier that I was lucky enough to record a podcast with The Think Tank Podcast group. I had a soft, cushy chair while everybody else was sprawled across the hotel room like sleepy cats. (It *was* 7:00 AM Vegas time on a Saturday morning. Let’s be honest.) 

We discuss Women in Horror month, breaking stereotypes, Michaelbrent Colling’s book Apparition, and why I think it’s a fabulous idea to scare your children. Why not take half an hour and listen to our podcast?