5.2.23 Updates

Autumn and I had a mother/daughter day on Monday. We started with a trip to the nail salon, had a delicious Italian lunch (She had chicken parmesan, I had seafood alfredo, and we split Italian donuts with chocolate and raspberry dipping sauce for dessert), we fiercely battled the elements (heavy winds and icy rain), and then ventured to the movie theater and watched Nic Cage get down and dirty in Renfield. It was a perfect day. I may not have everything in my life figured out, but I think I’ve done pretty okay as a parent.

For any of you who’ve checked out this fancy new website, you’ve probably noticed I have two collections coming out very soon! I finished the first one yesterday and sent it off to the editor and beta readers. I have one more story to finish for the second collection, but I’m stuck. It’s giving me fits! Frickin’ story. I’ve also done some preliminary work on my Deadgirl novelization.

Signed a very cool contract last week, but I’m not allowed to blab about that yet.

This weekend I’ll be heading to Indianapolis for Mo*Con, where I get to hang with one of my favorites, Maurice Broaddus. I first met Maurice at Multiverse in Atlanta in 2021 and, well, I found I kind of adore him. And man, does he give good hugs! Unfortunately, traveling means packing, and I haven’t done that yet. Blah.

I hope you’re all having a great week! Feel free to comment and subscribe!

The Writing Career

This writing thing is such a roller coaster. I find myself genuinely stressed by deadlines, but I’m having so much fun (and living the dream!), I don’t even care. After working as an RN for many years, and being a mom for many more, I’ve found I genuinely enjoy exercising this creative part of my brain which was dormant way too long.

Earlier this year, thanks to my debut collection, A Bouquet of Viscera, I became an active HWA member. Two days ago, I received my first professional rate payment for my short story, “Dying River.” I can’t mention what anthology it’s for yet, but trust me, it’s a good one. Yesterday, I received my second pro-rate payment. Again, I’m not certain I’m allowed to blab anything about the anthology, but I had a lot of fun writing my story, “November Eve.”

A few weeks ago, Encyclopocalypse Publications contracted me to write the novelization for the 2008 cult horror film Deadgirl. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the storyline is very much in my niche as a writer. I have so many ideas! The screenwriter, Trent Haaga, told me to “play as much as I want in his sandbox,” so I shall! And I’m damn excited to get dirty!

I guess all this to say…things are going well. New Bridgett books will be dropping soon…I promise!

Evil Dead Rise

Autumn and I went to the very first showing of Evil Dead Rise on opening night. After finally realizing Autumn is as big a horror hound as I am, we’ve watched all sorts of movies together at the theater. Well, horror movies…and Titanic, which Autumn wanted to see on the big screen during its 25th-anniversary run.

We always have fun together, and this was no exception. From the large popcorn with extra butter we barely made a dent in, to all the “ews” we whispered to each other during the movie, it was a memorable night.

And, surprisingly, we both loved the movie. While it had very little of Sam Raimi’s signature humor, the premise worked, and I thought many of the gore scenes were genuinely creative. Though, admittedly, from a mother’s perspective, it was hard to watch. And hey, there was even a character named ‘Bridget!’

Even better, I woke up this morning to find the star of the film, Alyssa Sutherland, had followed me on Twitter. 😉

Let me know what you thought of the movie! Sound off in the comments, and have a great possessed weekend, everyone!


I’m so excited to share with you my brand spankin’ new website – one which I can actually manage the upkeep on myself…hopefully. Many thanks to Lynne Hansen for taking time out of her day to help me get everything set up. It was genuinely appreciated.

So pour yourself a nice, refreshing drink, find a comfy seat, and have a look around. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I’ll get there! 😊

As always, thanks so much for your love and support. I wish I could give you all hugs. 🖤