Friday, October 29, 2010

The Farrago Anthology: See me on video; read "The Reprieve"

I had the honor of contributing to the soon-to-be-released Farrago Anthology, which contains 17 pieces from different writers, all together in one ebook. Farrago will be available starting October 31 and all proceeds will to help raise money for filmmaker Michael Bekemeyer's latest project.

Michael put together the above promo describing the origins of the Farrago Anthology as well as some short videos of different writers explaining who they are and a little about the stories they contributed. Wouldn't you know it, mine is first. So now you can see me as well as hear me, and learn about my Farrago story, "The Reprieve".

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Listen to my latest short story: It's sinful!

Hi everyone!

This year, I had the honor of participating in the Wicked Women Writer's Challenge. Each writer received one of the Seven Deadly Sins to write a story about and then record for the Horror Addicts Podcast. My sin was "Pride", and I had a lot of fun with it.

Those expecting something like Dreaming of Deliverance, might be surprised. This is short fiction so it's not as in-depth with characters and themes as Dreaming of Deliverance was. But I do have a vivid, some would say twisted, imagination, so I think you'll find the story to be different from the norm. There's also some humor and...well...since it's horror, there are some dark moments too.

To listen to "Pretty Proud" by R.E. Chambliss go to There you'll find Episode 49 of the podcast as well as all of the stories as bonus episodes. You can also find them by searching for Horror Addicts on itunes.

If after listening to the stories, you find that one struck you as particularly well done, you can vote for it to win the challenge by emailing your choice to emzbox at sbcglobal dot net. If you vote, you'll be eligible to win a super-cool prize package, so why wouldn't you vote?

A big thanks to Emerian Rich the fabulous hostess and force behind Horror Addicts, and to the awesome H.E. Roulo, another terrific author/podcaster and last year's Wicked Women Writers Challenge winner, for all that they've done to make this year's Wicked Women Writers Challenge possible!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Want to buy Dreaming of Deliverance? It's $9.99 through the end of the year!

As I mentioned in my last blog entry, I always thought the print version of Dreaming of Deliverance was over priced. But I didn't have the option to lower it. Until now!

So I'm thrilled to announce that through December 31, 2010 you can buy a print version of Dreaming of Deliverance, an actual, physical book, for only $9.99!

Click here to order it from!

And if you'd like me to sign it, just email your address, and who the book is for, to and I'll send you a special signed, personalized Dreaming of Deliverance book plate to stick inside!

Starting January 1, the print version price will go up to $13.99, which is more on par with other trade paperbacks like it. But for the next two and a half months, it's yours for just ten bucks!

And don't forget, you can also buy the Kindle or Nook ebook versions for $2.99!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Now there is a Nook edition!

One of the Dreaming of Deliverance podiobooks listeners asked if there could be a Nook e-reader edition. It took a couple of months, but finally it's available!

Here's the link:

Dreaming of Deliverance, Nook Edition

In other news, the print version of Dreaming of Deliverance will be priced lower soon, which thrills me, because I've always thought it cost way too much. It's only recently that I've been able to adjust it. I will let you all know the new price, once it goes into effect.

And, I have this blog post on endings, DoD's ending in particular, that I've been mulling over for a while now. It'll be up before too long. Stay tuned. I think you'll like it!

Sunday, October 03, 2010


There's been some curiosity about the triathlon I mentioned in my last entry. So for anyone wondering how it went, here are some pictures from the race. As you can see, I had a lot of fun, as crazy as that might sound!

Before the start...

After the swim...

Ready to bike...

Starting the run...

The finish!

If you'd have asked me a few years ago if I would ever do a triathlon, I'd have said, "No way!" But I think I'm braver now. I still get anxious about taking on challenges like triathlons, writing novels, and (probably toughest for me) self-promotion, but I take those challenges on anyway, because I don't want to let myself down. Also, even though I still have perfectionistic tendencies, I won't let the worry about not being perfect keep me from trying.

So take on a challenge from time to time. You don't have to "tri", but try...something you've always wanted to attempt. You won't regret it!

P.S. I'm picking up the pace on the DoD2 writing. And look for a blog post about endings, DoD's ending in particular, in the next few days!