28 April 2022

My second published short story, “Half Shells”, will soon be released on 2 June 2022 in the Darkstroke anthology for charity, Dark New Orleans. It is very gratifying to be a part of this “franchise” of short story anthologies that Darkstroke is working on. All proceeds go to two charities for this one: Habitat for Humanity and Save the Cemeteries. 

The short story format has been super challenging for me to write. In a strange way, it feels almost more difficult than a novel! Sounds weird I know. The  story needs to be compressed yet still encompass all three “acts”. As I said, very challenging…but also very rewarding. 

Here is my story's blurb: 

Nelle’s quick getaway to the French Quarter in New Orleans for some jazz, street art and a plateful of their Gulf oysters rapidly devolves into another kind of trip altogether: a nightmarish one. She must tangle with new demons in order to let go of old ones…but can she? 

Book link is here for preorders: 

More great music to listen to while writing this month (and to share!):