"Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you." ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche


This site still receives a lotta traffic. Thank you for your continued interest.

I am still currently writing horror/suspense/pulp only in longer form. Visit my alter ego HERE for continued updates and current fiction. And please, you can call me Jodi or whatever you called me before I went all nom de plume.

Thanks for the years of loyal friendship and support.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Didn't Hear This From Me...

There is this writer girl I know (cough, sneeze, wink) who is experimenting with a psychological suspense e-Short at Amazon in preparation for her release of a novella and novel later this year. 

Her name is MAV SKYE (some of you may have heard of her before, heck, some of you may even know her by another name!) and her book is called THE UNDISTILLED SKY.


Here's what folks are saying about THE UNDISTILLED SKY:

"Mav Skye's prose is filled to the brim with sinister and psychedelic imagery."
Jason Michel, Editor of Pulp Metal Magazine

"The Undistilled Sky is an intense, unsettling ride into the horror slipstream by an author skilled in showing the surreal subtext of everyday life. Mav weaves horror into the dialogue between what seems to be going on and what is really going on in a story that subverts certainties until the end."
Richard Godwin, Author of One Lost Summer

"A million bloodied stars to this short fantastical journey into mental illness."
Samantha Davis, Author of Sedona's Secret

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Femmes Fatales

Horror Queen Lily Childs is infamous for her yearly February Femmes Fatales series where she collects stories from women writers all over the globe and presents them on her website-- The Feardom.

This year, Lily has compiled a wicked collection of stories in an anthology from over 23 authors! It's a pretty big deal. The book will be released soon. 

It's out! You can purchase HERE.

To find out more head over to the February Femmes Fatales Facebook website and give it a like!

Coming soon: Over at Pulp Metal Magazine, Lily and I will have a chat about the February Femmes Fatales anthology, the authors, and about the elusive Femme Fatale persona in general.

Keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, March 4, 2013

2 New Stories


It's been awhile, yeah? I get emails occasionally asking if I'm alive and I assure you I am. My son has developed an illness that takes a lot of my time and energy. Also, I'm working on projects under another name which I may or may not reveal in the future.

Two new stories for you:

Pulp Modern: Number Four 

At the very cool Pulp Modern, I have an October story that came out in January. Hey, it's always halloween in our hearts, right?

In Smashing Roxy, Blondie throws off niceties and normalities, becoming the monster she truly is the one day of the year it is acceptable. When she hears dolls whispering about the Reaper from nearby bushes, she follows them to an empty house where she meets the unexpected.

I devoured the whole magazine, and let me assure you a story called "The Pity Monster" by Stanley Rutgers is reason alone to buy the latest issue.

A big thank you to editor Alec Cizak.

Pulp Metal Magazine

It's ladies night at Pulp Metal Magazine where you'll find the "Deadlier than the Male" issue up. My story "In the Pines" was inspired by Kurt Kobain's version of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?". I was listening to it while driving, and immediately my fav femme fatale spoke to me, and another piece of the Rietta puzzle wrote itself out.

Thank you, as always, to the groovy Jason Michel.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Beat To A Pulp Round 2

David Cranmer and Matthew P Mayo present:

with some hella killa Pulp writing heroes including my personal favs: Bill Crider, Vicki Hendricks, Ed Gorman, Dave Zeltersman, Alec Cizak, Steve Weddle, Patricia Abbot, and Glenn Gray. Bang! 

In '10 when Round 1 came out, I won an extra copy in a raffle on Women of Mystery's website. I decided to gift it to one of my brothers.  He enjoyed the anthology which is cool because a) he is picky(!) and b) tends to take apart every story he reads piece by piece. I told him I'd send him the next "round". Little does he know big sister has a story in it! 

Really humbled and proud to be in this one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I interview Yelena Sabel at Pulp Metal Magazine

Script writer, film producer, and actress Yelena Sabel and I talk about how she pulls stories from the written word through a camera lens to a visual experience, the psychology behind Stockton's story The Lady or the Tiger, her film Sex, Blood and Fairy Tales,  and of course, imagination in the purest art and form. The lady's mind is sharp and believe me when I say she's going places.

Come and enjoy the fun chat at the always epic Pulp Metal Magazine.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"TAP" in 9 Days of Madness

Chris Allinotte presents stories of the unsettling and disturbing.Think of straight jackets & long hallways with white and black tiled floors. No doors or windows. No green exit signs. Only an axe in a glass display case to use in emergency. PA speakers repeat,"NINE DAYS OF MADNESS."

The madness began with Godwin. I continue it today with  


ps. This has to be one of my favorite series of the year. Chris does a great job. Last year's stories were spectacularly creepy & insane, as this year's promises to be.

UPDATE: Download a free E- book of the 9DOM! Click on pic below

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ruby Hearts at Cast of Wonders

Pssst...Hey there, it's been awhile, as in like four months. Where have I been? If you figure that out let me know, I'd appreciate it. In the meanwhile, one of my oldest writing friends, Barry Northern, fantastic editor of two thriving podcasts (Cast Macabre and Cast of Wonders) has published and narrated my fantasy YA story,  

I am delighted and tickled with the way he has brought this story to life (and check out the cover art he created for the story- yay!). Amazing. Thank you, Barry! A special thanks to Cast of Wonders producer, Graeme Dunlop, as well.

*This story was originally accepted in Absolutely Kate's "Harbinger 33".