Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to update ye olde blog to share some very cool info regarding the Poe House and January.

So you know, I was supposed to sign copies of Nevermore and Enshadowed in the graveyard on Halloween but then super-storm Sandy moved in and made things a bit too tricky for me to attempt travel to Baltimore after all.

However, I will now be at Westminster Hall singing on Saturday January 19th 2013 for Edgar Allan Poe’s 204th Birthday Bash!

The event will also include several Poe themed theatrical performances and an apple cider toast to Poe!

Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the performance will begin at 8:00pm

The Westminster Burial Grounds and Poe’s grave are located at 519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information, please check out the Poe Forevermore home site by clicking here.

Also, many of you know that I’ve been posting intermittently regarding the Poe House Museum in Baltimore. The Poe House did end up closing last September but may reopen in early 2013. A bit more information and a few links to follow for receiving updates on the status of the Poe House can be found here.

BUT, if you would like to help the Poe House and get a special holiday treat at the same time, then check this out!

The very talented Mark Redfield reads Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and the program runs approximately 1 hour. The download is $4.99 (CDBabay takes a small cut) and the profits will be donated to The Poe House next year.

I’ve already downloaded my audio copy of A Christmas Carol and have been merrily listening between my holiday errand stops.

Is all of your shopping done?

See you in Baltimore and Happy Holidays!!



Hey my fellow ghouls and goblins. So I’m a bit bummed to say that, due to storm Sandy, I will not be appearing in Baltimore tomorrow for the annual Halloween Poe Event.

As of right now, the event itself is still on and you can check for updates HERE (be sure to “Like” the Poe House while you’re there!)

There may be a future Baltimore event in the works and I’ll post details here on my blog and Facebook if and when those details become available.

I’ve been thinking of all my readers on the East coast today. Guys, I know this one was a doozie! Stay safe out there.

Thank you all and have a happy and safe Halloween!



All Hallows Eve quickly approaches and there are two EPIC events in the works!

On October the 26th, I’ll be taking a break from writing the final book in the Nevermore trilogy to co-host the Poe Inspired Masquerade Ball in Louisville, Kentucky at the Barnes and Noble at The Summit. This event will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST.

So grab your masks, don your ball gowns, hook your arm through Red Death’s and head to Barnes and Noble!

But wait…there’s more!

Joining me will be fellow YA authors Bethany Griffin (The Masque of the Red Death), Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits) and Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey series and The Immortal Rules.)

There may even be a special guest appearance by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe himself!

Be sure to wear your most beautiful/scary/outlandish/stylish masquerade costume.

Also, we will hold a drawing for a prize pack including signed books and swag!

For more information, you can go to Barnes and Noble’s events page by clicking here!


AND on Halloween Night, Wednesday October 31st, I will be in Baltimore, MD at Westminster Cemetery where Poe is buried for the annual 2012 Halloween Baltimore Poe event!

6:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Westminster Cemetery is also one of the major settings for Enshadowed. So stop by, Pay Eddie a visit, retrace Isobel and Gwen’s footsteps through the graveyard, tour the catacombs where Izzy and Gwen hide out, say hey to J. Meredith’s tomb, walk in the shadow of the Poe Toaster and get your book signed in the meantime!

I will be signing at this event and there will also be other cool happenings, such as a performance of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, dramatic readings and a few special guest appearances by figures from Poe’s past.

$5 admission for adults and $3 admission for children under 12.

The location for this event is:

519 W. Fayette St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information, you can visit the Poe Forevermore site by clicking here!

If you’re planning on coming to one of these events, please leave a comment!

Can you believe it? Enshadowed releases in just a few days!

If you’re interested in catching me at a signing, here is a list of my upcoming appearances. I do have more events in the works for later in October and I’ll post those as soon as I have all the details.


AUTUST 28th (release day!!) 6:30-8:00pm EST Barnes and Noble

I will be signing copies of Nevermore and Enshadowed at Barnes and Noble at the Summit Louisville, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241


SEPTEMBER 12TH 6:30-8:00PM EST Barr Memorial Library at Ft. Knox

At this event, I will be reading from Enshadowed, talking a bit about Poe and also about my writing process as well as signing copies of Nevermore and Enshadowed.

Barr Memorial Library 62 W Spearhead Division Avenue, Bldg. 400 Fort Knox, KY 40121


 SEPTEMBER 18TH Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40206 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

At this event, I will read an excerpt from Enshadowed, discuss my writing process, my experiences in writing the Nevermore trilogy and also, of course, Mr. Poe!


If you’re planning on coming, drop in a comment to let me know!





Good morning! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Since I got so many entries, I decided to pick two winners, one national and one international. Winners were chosen at random and both prize packs are identical.

And the winners are…

Molly M. from my home state of Kentucky!


Amy C. from Australia, the land Down Under!

Congrats ladies, I’ll be sending out your prizes today!

Again, thank you so much to everyone who entered!

If you’re interested in finding me at a signing, stay tuned to my blog. I’ll be posting my local (Louisville) appearances and details later today!



To me!

That’s right, today is my birthday and I have decided to celebrate by giving away a finished and signed copy of Enshadowed! The prize pack will also include a butterfly keychain watch like the one Isobel carries in the novel, a hamsa necklace like the one Isobel wears on the cover, signed bookmarks, temporary tattoos and a Varen purple pen!

Here is a photo of  the prize!


To enter, send me an e-mail at including your name and full snail mail address. In the subject line of the e-mail, please put ENSHADOWED CONTEST.

I will draw a winner at random one week from today on August 18th, sign the book to you and mail the prize to the winner on the same day.  That means I’ll need to have all entries in my inbox by midnight on the 17th. That’s not a super long time, so help me spread the word!!

Please be respectful to others and enter the contest only once.

As promised, I am opening this contest up to U.S. and international.

Release day is almost here!!!