The Early Entrance Program (or, I Was A Teen-age Genius Lab-Rat)

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― Anne Lamott So a friend of mine asked me over on Facebook what life was like…

Scared SIFF!

Well, by the time you read this, another Crypticon has come and gone, and I’ll be missing it already. If you also miss it — or if you missed it entirely, if you see what I’m saying — why not keep the…

Site Outage (No, Not This One, Obviously)

Holy crap. I can only assume that, thanks to all the long overdue love and attention I’ve been spending on this website lately, my other website, Don’t Read the Latin, must have gotten jealous. Because I tried to log on…

You Don't Tug On Superman's Cape

….. They just won’t let us have our heroes, will they? When I was a little kid, I knew what a hero was — a decent person who saved other people, who knew the right thing to do, and did it….

Come Find Me At Crypticon Seattle 2016 This Weekend!

Another Crypticon is upon us! In fact, it is this weekend, May 27th-29th at the Sea-Tac Hilton Hotel here in Seattle! (I swear to God that I’m going to get better at posting these things with a little more advance notice….

Umm, Sorry For Unleashing a Sudden Wave of Zombie WordPress Posts

So I’ve been spending the past few days doing a long-overdue massive overhaul of my website Bloodletters. Installing and customizing a new theme so the site actually looks good on mobile devices, adding new plug-ins, deleting old ones I don’t…

So This Is A New Post, I Guess

How much have I been ignoring this website, you ask? Here’s how much: I’ve been aware for months now that some errant outdated WordPress plugin was barfing errors all over the pages here. Various people have mentioned this to me,…

A Slightly Overdue Progress Update

So, as I’m sure you remember from my last post — what’s that? You don’t remember my last post? Well — it was a while ago. You should probably go read that first and then come back: “Always Working On…

Always Working On The Wrong Thing: Guilt, Fear & Procrastination

Okay, so you may have noticed that I haven’t started blogging regularly like I said I would. God knows I’ve certainly noticed that. And Not-Blogging may not have killed me yet, but I’m not feeling great about it, either. This…

Horror Films You've Never Seen, Writing, and Vampires — Come Stalk Me At Crypticon Seattle This Weekend!

Look out! What’s that sneaking up behind you? Why, it looks like it’s another Crypticon, Seattle’s very own horror convention! And once again, I will be returning as a panelist, and if you’re going to be there, you should totally…