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Who are you and where did you come from?
I started writing as soon as I could hold a crayon. A southern gothic fiction writer for adults and teens, my works reflect a love of literature and music flavored by the darkness and magic residing in the Appalachian foothills. Midnight, After Midnight, Midnight's Children, Midnight's Heir, Memories of Midnight, and Promise of Midnight are all books in my southern gothic "Harlan Vampires Series" - or HVS (or "Hillbilly Vampires") as it's called in places around the 'net and on some college campuses. I've also started a Young Adult series set in the HVS universe. The first story is Vampire: Secrets. As well as a writer, I am a blogger for Apex Publications, and an independent book reviewer and editor. I edited the Harlan County Horrors anthology and contributed a short stories to the Aegri Somnia and the Enter at Your Own Risk anthologies. My first novel, Midnight, is currently available from Apex Book Company. My stories take place in my own version of the gothic hinterlands of Harlan County. The great beauty of Harlan County contrasts sharply with abject, inherent strife. Its mountains are scarred by mining, and its people are quite often insular and distrustful. This landscape provides the backdrop for my writing and is often a character in its own right. I lived four years in the black heart of Harlan County, a place mired in coal, ash, and blood, a land of coal seams and rhythmic discord that breed amity and illusion, all of which birthed the Harlan Vampire stories. I am known to dance with fairies and ghosts beneath full moons and wade barefoot in creeks and wild rivers. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains but currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. I am the mother of two young men and an avid supporter of kidney disease awareness. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.(less)

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Flash Round Favorites
Color: purple
Sound: silence
Season: winter
Smell: toast, bacon, and coffee
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Place to Live: Harlan County
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Favorite Place To Write
anywhere i have a pen and paper.

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At its core, Midnight is about finding family and roots and belonging.