Monthly Archives: April 2016

…Only to Face a New Nightmare (Client)

We continue the harrowing saga of Nightmare Client with this: H and I find ourselves close enough to homelessness that we’re having a bit of a fundraiser. So far, people have been very generous and we’re almost halfway to our goal. If any of you would honor us with a small donation or a share–we would be most grateful. Plus, we have perks! We’re still fighting this theft with the resources at our disposal. But see, his specialty is credit…

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Why Horror?

Probably the question horror writers get asked the most is “Why Horror?” When I interview people, I ask it too. The answers reveal as much about the author as they do about the power of horror itself. No lie. I’ve been thinking about my earliest introductions to horror, and how I always sort of knew I would always be a horror fan. I’ve narrowed it down to a few, which are presented in no particular order. 1. Sir Graves Ghastly.…

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On Second Thought, Go Ahead and Let the Door Hit Ya!

As some of you know, I’ve been dealing with Nightmare Client since last September. He’s the guy who wrote a non-fiction book, didn’t think it needed to be edited, had no idea he would have to market it, and as it turns out–didn’t even bother to learn anything about MSWord before deciding he was an author. I mean, he was creating fake margins using the tab key–something a 3rd grader would know not to do. This is the dude that…

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The Weird Name Family

Growing up with the name Wednesday sort of set me apart from other people. It made me seem weird, conspicuous, and different at a time when I wanted nothing more than to be invisible–one of the crowd. I switched schools a lot when I was younger. Once, in second grade, I asked to be called “Wendy” instead. For those of you who know me now, the idea that I’m a “Wendy” and not “Wednesday” is pretty fucking inconceivable. After a…

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The Cameo

A year or so ago, I bought myself a cameo necklace from Etsy. It was one of those super cheap dealies where the item ships from somewhere in Asia and takes 6 weeks to arrive. It wasn’t a face cameo, it was of a human heart. Lots of veins, plus those giant arteries that lead out of it on top. It was awesome. But see, when it arrived, the heart was upside down. Bummed, I wrote to the seller to…

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