Author: Patricia

About Abby

Notes on an Autistic Protagonist In 1826, novelist Ann Radcliffe defined the main characteristics of Horror fiction as terror, the mounting dread that takes place in anticipation of an event, and horror, the disgust or revulsion that takes place after the event. Stephen King, William Nolan, and others have written that Horror fiction is not about the monster behind the…

The Plot is Murder cover

The Plot is Murder

With Poodles! My friend and Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction cohort, V.M. Burns, got a first look at the cover for her debut cozy mystery this week. (In an odd turn of events, I saw it before she did, but I won’t say “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” or anything. That would be rude.) She was a little excited. You can read about…

“A Lineage of Shadows”

Scott Nicolay‘s podcast The Outer Dark features an excellent interview with Nightscript editor CM Muller. In the final segment (last half-hour-ish), Scott is joined by reviewer Justin Steele, and they say wonderful things about the volume—including some kind words for my contribution, “The Cuckoo Girls.” (I think C.M. should be particularly proud to have Nightscript called a “spiritual successor” to not only the much missed…