Hi there! Hope this autumn finds you well and excited for all things spooky and cozy. I decorated for Halloween back at the end of August because WHY THE HELL NOT!? There’s enough collective suffering out there right now not to celebrate when the spirit moves you. Here are a few pics from around the … Continue reading A Little Determination
Hi there! With my 40th birthday around the corner and a short vacay to celebrate, as well as tons of work, home, and writing-related things happening this month, I wanted to give a quick writing update for anyone that cares. Hi, mom! First, I have a drabble coming out in Ghost Orchid Press‘ Hundred Word … Continue reading Story Updates & My Inability to Chill
Salsa music danced in the air of the new little Mexican restaurant off the freeway. Never mind that salsa music isn’t Mexican; the foray of papel picado hanging from the ceiling and little Mexican trinkets adorning the clay-colored walls almost compensated for the inauthenticity in sound. The Modela and Dos X neon bar lights didn’t … Continue reading English, please.
Learning about others’ experiences, thoughts, and quirks is something I don’t take for granted in this life. Truly. I love getting to know people, especially their strange or unique nuggets of knowledge. For instance, one of my friends from my early twenties was in FFA in high school and her specialty was agrostology, the study … Continue reading Video killed the radio star.
This past December I received my first ever short story acceptance for a holiday horror anthology which will be published later this year. In the acceptance email from the editor—none other than the amazing Gabino Iglesias, author of the acclaimed Coyote Songs—he asked if I should be addressed as Shell, Shelly, or Vashelle. When I … Continue reading It’s Vashelle with a V.