Monday, February 04, 2019

Fae Thee Well Now for Sale on Amazon

The anthology, Fae Thee Well, which my story, "Last Chance," is included in, is now for sale on Amazon. Right now, just paperback, as it is also a charity anthology in support of the Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg  (cats and dogs).

If you get this and at an event or such where I am at, I will gladly sign my story in it.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Mentioned in Women in Horror Month on Another Blog

February is...WOMEN in HORROR MONTH!
Check out some of the awesome FEMALE HORROR #indieauthors This includes me.
Plus books each author has written, so check out the great reads.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Supernatural Friday: Winter Haunt (Original Poem)

Enjoy my original ghostly poem and please share the link and not the poem, so that others can read it too. 

Winter Haunt


Pamela K. Kinney

Winter’s chill deepens when night hits
A sky full of brilliant stars and a hovering moon
Draws you outside to view nature’s glowing glories
Peace fills you at the sights,
when suddenly something nearby catches your eye,
nearby the old oak tree a few feet away.
Not an owl or some other nightly predator,
No, it has a--no it is a shadow,
darker than the darkness itself.
Then it changes, becomes like mist
Except you know the night is clear,
and there’s no mist or fog anywhere.
“What is this strange thing,” you think,
drawing closer and you reach out,
and you see it too, reaches out
A chill much worse than the winter night offers
envelopes you, digs beneath your skin.
Eyes, a nose, a face appears within the glow!
The cold burrows deeper within you
until it finds your heart,
The steady beat of a drum grows louder, harder,
And you understand it’s fear pounding your heart like a hammer.
The need to bolt, to return to the warmth and solace of your home
Fills you like a meme:
Run. Run! RUN! Or it will get you! Go now!
But your feet remained as if glued to the ground,
The ghost moves and covers you completely.
Blind terror fills you, and yet, still, you cannot move.
When suddenly, the haunt vanishes, and the stillness that
held you, is gone.
Later, inside your house, safe and sound, still shaking,
a blanket wrapped around you for warmth and comfort,
You know that winter nights have more than you bargained for;

That the supernatural haunt them, too.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fae Thee Well Anthology Can Be Preordered Now

My dark fantasy story, "Last Chance," will premiere in the print faery anthology, Fae Thee Well, this weekend at Marscon (where I am a writer guest) by Dreampunk Press If you won't be there and like a copy, you can preorder it through the publisher at 

A compilation of fairy stories and poems from authors and poets who spread their wings 'round the globe to wind your imagination into magical tales rooted in both familiar and exotic. These stories explore the many facets of mythic creatures, from the ethereal and majestic to the urban and everyday.
Delve in and find your new favorite artist.
Edited by Tara Moeller.
This collection includes works from
Travis I. Sivart
Andrew Hiller
Pamela K. Kinney
C. H. Williams
Ella Rite
Luna Nyx Frost
P. A. O'Neil
Joseph R. Kennedy
Emberly Summers
Allison Norfolk
A. I. Mychalus
V. Szulc
Jeremy Rodden
Thomas B. deMayo
I. Mira
E. C. Hibbs

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

My Poem Nominated in 21st Annual Critters Readers' Poll

My poem, "Warrior Not Forgotten," was nominated for the poem page of 21st Annual Critters Readers' Poll. The poem is included in The Virginia Writers Club Richmond Chapter Golden Nib Contest 2018 anthology. Voting ends after the last day of January 14th. This goes directly to the Poem Voting Page: Please vote for it, and if you do, thank you.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

How the Vortex Changed My Life Got Another 5 Stars for a Review at Amazon!

Got another 5-star review on How the Vortex Changed My Life up at Amazon! 

Who doesn't love a really good eyeball with personality?

I'm a lover of the paranormal--including votexes and werewolves and … and … well everything that goes along with the heroine, Cat, in this adventure! I'm looking outside my window as I write to make sure one of these vortex things isn't opening up here. You'll love the characters. Great read!

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Superstitions

The New Year is more than saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one. There are superstitions attached to this time of the year. 

But let’s talk about normal legends and myths. Open all doors at midnight, to let the old year escape without being stopped. Celebrate at midnight with as much noise as possible, for it’s not just for celebration, but to chase bad spirits away. Widespread superstition has it said that the Devil and other evil spirits hate the din and will run away. Church bells on a wedding day are rung originally for the same reason.

A kiss at midnight with those close to us and whom we hold in affection starts the New Year off right by making sure that ties and affections stay the next year. If no kiss is exchanged, it will mean a year of coldness.

Bills must be paid off before midnight chimes to make sure the household does not start off in debt. Same goes for personal debt, as they must be settled before January 1 also.

It is said that the first person to enter your home after the New Year is the one who will influence how your year will go. It is best if the man comes bearing gifts in either silver coin, a lump of coal, a sprig of evergreen, some salt or a bit of bread. And he should be dark-hair, tall and good-looking to make it a good year. But if he’s a red-haired or a blond, well, he will bring nothing but a year of bad luck. As for a female first guest, she should be chased away before disaster hits the household. Hold the women off until a man crosses your threshold. The first footer should knock and be let in, but never use a key to enter, even if he lives there. Then after he drops off his gifts and greets those within the walls, he should then exit by another door than the one he entered by.

Larders must be stocked and money in everyone’s wallet to guarantee prosperity.

Another thing about first-footers, they can not have flat feet, be cross-eyed, or have eyebrows that meet in the middle (can this last one be a werewolf thing too, since a werewolf can be identified by having brows like this?).

Another thing in regarding to good/bad luck for the New Year is not to take anything out the first day, not even the garbage. If you have presents, to not bring them in, but leave in the car until the second. This even means not to shake a rug out or take out empties. Some people say that it’s okay to take something out, long as something else was brought in first. 

Down South, people make black-eyed peas to serve New Year’s Day to get good luck and financial good fortune, especially to the diner. Other foods such as ham hocks, cabbage, and collard greens can be added, but there must be black-eyed peas as the key ingredient.

Other foods considered lucky are lentil soup (due to looking like coins), pork (pigs root forward while poultry scratches backward and a cow stands still), and sauerkraut (I grew up with a Czechoslovakian mother, so I love this, as my husband is half Polish!). Definitely do not eat chicken or turkey the first day, since the birds scratch backward, this means the diners will scratch in the dirt all year (meaning poverty).

Do a token amount of what you do at work (even if you’re off from your job and not near it even) on January 1st, but a small amount is enough, as to engage in a serious project that day is considered bad luck. Don’t even do your laundry or even wash dishes, as this may wash away you or your family members in the home (death) during the coming year.

Wear something new January 1st, to insure you receive more new garments during the year. Do not pay back loans or lend money or other precious items on the first day of the New Year, otherwise you’ll be paying out all year. Avoid crying too. That will mean that will be the tone of the next twelve months and do not, I stress, do not break anything the First, otherwise, the rest of the year will a life of wreckage.

So far, sounds like your first day might be best spent in bed after letting in that dark-haired man. But you need to get up to examine the weather that first day. Yes, even the weather can make things bad or good. Like if the wind comes from the south, times ahead will be prosperous times and great weather for all year. But if the wind comes from the north, that means bad weather all year. Wind from the east brings famine and calamities with it while from the west, it brings milk and fish a-plenty, but will also see the death of an important person. No wind, a joyous and prosperous year!

As for babies born on January 1, they have insured luck always. 


May 2019 be the best for you.