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Spooky Reads for Halloween: Camp Haunt

| October 30, 2018

If you’re looking for something creepy to read on Halloween, have you considered Camp Haunt? It’s one of the creepier things I’ve written, an epistolary serial of a haunted summer camp. Here’s the description: Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a residential camp experience. Girls spend eight weeks swimming, […]

Summer Reads: Camp Haunt

| April 26, 2018

With summer approaching, plenty of folks have a little extra time for reading. If you like your summer reads to be a little on the spooky side, check out Camp Haunt! Camp Haunt grew out of my love for going to camp in the summers of my childhood, combined with a love for all of […]

Camp Haunt, Then and Now

| January 16, 2018

In 2016, I wrote an epistolary horror novel. I called it Camp Haunt, and I published it 3 times a week on Channillo. After I’d finished it, I realized that while I had told one version of the story, I wanted to tell it in a different way. So now, I’m working on rewriting Camp Haunt with […]

Spooky Reads: Camp Haunt

| October 5, 2017

If you’re looking for some spooky October reads, check out my epistolary novella, Camp Haunt, which is available by subscription at Channillo! Here’s the description: Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a residential camp experience. Girls spend eight weeks swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, making arts and crafts, hiking, and […]

Sometimes I Write Horror … sorta

| June 20, 2017

I don’t write a whole lot of true horror, because I don’t have a ton of experience with it. I do, however, write a number of slightly marginally creepy things. In this case, I wrote an epistolary YA novella set at a girls’ summer camp in the early 2000s. It’s a weird mix of almost […]

June 2016 recap

| June 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 14 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 20 (My numbers seem off, but I can’t figure out why right now.) June wound up being a strange month, in which I didn’t […]