Reviews are coming in for IN SOMIO, and my story, "The Reaching Sea."
The Kickstarter for IN SOMINIO: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror is love and will include my weird story, "The Reaching Sea."
My stories usually live within the weird and monstrous worlds of horror. "Julie" is different.
Gothic Blue Book, Volume VI: A Krampus Carol is here from Burial Day Books! It is a celebration of folklore and myth around Christmas, Yule, the cold winter months and Santa Claus’ opposite, Krampus.
Have you met your word count for today, NaNoWriMos? NaNoWriMo has been rocking along for six days now, and writers are flying on the heady rush of stories pouring out of them while simultaneously worrying when and where they'll find the time to reach their nearly 1700 wpd (words per day) goal. Wacky sleep patterns are … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 – My Third Year at Hogwarts
I'm very excited to be involved with an upcoming event that celebrates horror and dark fiction in all its delicious forms. W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, Florida is looking for authors to participate in its first annual “DreadFest,” an event to celebrate the darker side of fiction. The event will focus on horror … Continue reading DreadFest 2017 – Call for Writers
I started reading Stephen King stories in elementary school, starting with the newly published paperback edition of “The Shining” after my mother was through reading it. I’d heard it was scary, and I liked scary. I saw the movie in the theater when I was ten. I was enrapt. And since that time, as Stephen King books came out, … Continue reading Stephen King, Coincidences, and Dementia
In the movie Crimson Peak, Lucille Sharpe (the dark sister who holds the keys to the family manse) tells the gothic heroine, "It is a monstrous love. And it makes monsters of us all." Her version of love is menacing and possibly mad, as the best monsters are. My favorite monsters pursue their victims with a … Continue reading A Monstrous Love – 4 Days Until Halloween
NaNoWriMo begins at midnight on November 1. I’m often up then, closing down the house after the last trick-or-treaters and eating Halloween snacks in front of a late night horror movie. I’ve usually gotten most of the makeup wiped off, and I’ve transitioned to ghost socks. I’ll be dreaming of starting my NaNoWriMo story. I’ve … Continue reading Hallow-WriMo – 11 Days Until Halloween
I grew up reading Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, and I still adore them. Some day their language is overblown, but I love how their lavish descriptions overwhelm me. Their stories are more horrifying for how they make me feel crushed beneath moldering walls and surrounded by alien angles. Something monstrous is usually threatening to overtake … Continue reading Quiet Horror – 12 Days Until Halloween