Mail's Here!

The UPS man just dropped off a package. What could it be? Penguin Package

Oh my! Let us see what's inside. Could it be... illustration proofs? Why, it is!

Grandmothers proofs

Okay, okay, so I knew these were coming, but I didn't know they'd look so great! Before it sounds like I'm patting myself on the back here, I should point out that the lovely Trish Parcell at Random House cleaned up my pen-and-ink illustrations so that they would nice and crisp. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

grandmothers proofs

Charlie and the Grandmothers comes out everywhere books are sold on August 4th. But you can pre-order it from Amazon and many other retailers now.



Tell Me a Grandmother Story!

Pre-Order Charlie and the Grandmothers The release date for Charlie and the Grandmothers is five months away! You'll be seeing a lot more info about the book as the weeks go by. In the mean time, we all know some scary (and nice) old lady stories. Maybe there was a spooky spinster on your block. Maybe you have a favorite urban legend. Maybe your own grandmother was suspicious! Or maybe you ARE a scary old lady! ;-) Share your stories with me in the comments here or on Facebook.

Happy V-Day & More!

Look what I got from the super cool guys whose songs I used in The Mockingbird Song! Fernwood - Arcadia

I'm absolutely loving it so far, too. If you liked the music in Mockingbird, this one will knock your socks off. If you're not wearing socks, then put some on first and go check out Fernwood's latest, Arcadia.

And I don't know if you noticed the date on this post, but, well, it's Valentine's Day. And you know what that means. Time for the annual tradition of making Cupid face his own arrows. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Charlie and the Grandmothers Book Teaser It's finally finished! CHARLIE AND THE GRANDMOTHERS will be available in ebook and hard cover form everywhere books are sold on August 4th, 2015. But you can pre-order it now and call your Christmas shopping for next year done. ;)

Above is a short teaser, but I will be putting together a full trailer soon. Stay tuned for more! In the mean time, check below for book details and order info.

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New stuff, everybody!

Hey everybody! I just finished redesigning! I'm pretty excited about this! The previous incarnation was not really Skary at its best. Now it should be a whole lot easier to view on your mobile devices and, most importantly, videos are so much nicer everywhere! (Except for the really old ones, but I'm working on an HD update to those, I promise). The fan art section has temporarily gone away until I can find a good solution for that. It's just... dang, y'all. You've sent me so much fan art and it's all amazing! I want to showcase it! So, if anyone knows of a solid Wordpress plugin that will let me accept your submissions and post them easily, please let me know in the comments! Unfortunately, this has to be something I can moderate as there have been a few submissions in the past that weren't family friendly if you catch my drift.

Also, if you check down in the footer, you'll see a way to subscribe to my new mailing list! A number of you have let me know that social media isn't your preferred delivery method of news about my projects. So, this one's for you. I promise I won't spam you. Not even if you ask me really nicely. ;-)

It's my new year's resolution to post a lot more, too, so this redesign wasn't just new packaging for the same old stuff.  I have a huge announcement coming up in the next few days, so keep your eyes on this space!