Welcome to Gleefully Macabre!

Welcome to my website! Whether you were brought here by interest in my work or a Google search gone terribly wrong, I encourage you to hang around and start clicking away!

My new young adult novel, Stranger Things Have Happened, is now available at a bookstore near you! (Or at the online retailer of your choice.)

My new short story collection, Everything Has Teethis now out in a Kindle edition!

My new novel, Cyclops Road, is out now in Kindle and paperback editions!

The Kindle and paperback editions of Blister are now available!

(P.S.: People who leave reviews on Amazon deserve great big hugs!)

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Literary Improv Mashup!

At this event in St. Petersburg, Florida, authors read very short stories, and then a team of improvisers immediately perform a scene inspired by the story. I’ll be reading on May 25th. It is one of my most popular and infamous stories. It’s hard to even IMAGINE what an improv group will do with it.

You’ll want to be there when it happens. Tickets available now.


StokerCon Schedule

Hey, it’s almost time for StokerCon! Here’s my official schedule:

Thursday, April 27.

10:00 – 11:00 AM. TALES FROM THE CRIB. HORROR FOR YOUNG READERS AND YOUNG ADULTS. Panel discussion (part of Librarian’s Day) with J.G. Faherty, Gretchen McNeil, Nancy Holder, Kelly Powers, and Rachelle Lopez.

4:00 – 5:00 PM. LIBRARIAN’S DAY ALL AUTHOR SIGNING. A group signing with me, Lisa Morton, Becky Spratford, Nancy Holder, Kelly Powers, Rachelle Lopez, Bob Beard, Tim Waggoner, Tananarive Due, Erwin Magbanua, J.G. Faherty, and Mercedes M. Yardley.

5:00 – 5:30 PM. READING. 15 minutes each of me and Christopher Clark.

Friday, April 28. 

2:00 – 3:00 PM. MINI MASS SIGNING. A group signing with me, Peter Crowther, Tananarive Due, Becky Spratford, Elizabeth Crowens, J.G. Faherty, Josh Finney, Kat Rocha, Sumiko Saulson, Nancy Kilpatrick, John R. Little, and David Sakmyster.

4:00 – 5:00 PM. YA HORROR – IT’S NOT JUST FOR TEENS ANYMORE. Panel discussion with J.G. Faherty, Nancy Holder, Gretchen McNeil, Jonathan Maberry, and Maria Alexander.

Saturday, April 29.

7:00 – 10:00 PM. BRAM STOKER AWARDS BANQUET. I’ll be Master of Ceremonies for the ninth time. Do I have any jokes left?

Be there!!!

Humor Has The Power!

I wrote a guest blog for Teen Librarian Toolbox called “The Power of Humor in YA.”

You can read it HERE.



Hey, kids! My latest young adult comedy novel, Stranger Things Have Happened, is out now!

Yes, you can stroll into your favorite bookstore and grab a copy of your very own right off the shelf. (Admittedly, I have only tested one bookstore, but it was there, and I’ve received photographic evidence showing it on other shelves.) It’s got an easy-to-spot yellow cover that looks a lot like this:


If you’re frightened of bookstores because of the high cat content, you can get it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the online retailer of your choice.

April Newsletter!

The April edition of my newsletter, containing the brand-new story “Guillotine,” is now available.

Check it out right HERE.

March Newsletter!

The March issue of my newsletter just went out! It’s got stuff about Everything Has Teeth and The Haunted Forest Tour, as well as how to force me to do a guest blog for you. And, as always, there’s an exclusive short story!

Check it out right HERE.


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