Rejected from Midian

Rejected from Midian

Well — rats. I just received my rejection letter this morning — my submission, “Waiting For The Miracle,” was not selected for the Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed anthology. I had really high hopes for this story, especially…

Top 20 Horror Films for Canada Day!

Top 20 Horror Films for Canada Day!

O Canada! Happy birthday, neighbors to the north! I didn’t want to forget your day, because quite frankly, I’m a little afraid of you. Oh, sure, you’ve got most people fooled with your quiet politeness, but not me. Not with…

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Post-Crypticon Recap

Once again, Crypticon Seattle  was a blast. This has really become one of my “can’t-miss” events. If you’re a horror fan in the greater Seattle area, I hope you were there, and if not, you really should try to make it next…

Joe Hill — Taking Off The Crazypants

Joe Hill — Taking Off The Crazypants

I seem to have gradually become quite the fan of Joe Hill. A friend of mine recommended his rather excellent comic series Locke & Key a few years back, and that led me to read Heart-Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts, which…

New Free E-Book: “With Friends Like These”

Finally put together something I’ve had in mind for quite a while — an e-book collection of short stories especially for the subscribers to my Announcements List. I really appreciate the people who invite me into their inboxes to let…

Cool Stuff For People Who Like Clive Barker

Cool Stuff For People Who Like Clive Barker

I’ve been on kind of a Clive Barker kick lately. I’ve been a fan of his for years, and he’s always been a huge influence, but it seems like he’s been looming especially large in my personal zeitgeist these past…

"and the nights will flame with fire"

“and the nights will flame with fire”

Quote of the Day: “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It…

I Think I've Finally Figured Out How Goodreads is Useful to Me

I Think I’ve Finally Figured Out How Goodreads is Useful to Me

Ahhh, Goodreads. As a social book recommendation platform, used and loved by millions, it’s second-to-none for readers. For writers, well — it’s kind of an impenetrable mystery. I think every writer must look at their userbase of sixteen million readers and…

Places to Announce Your Free E-Book

Places to Announce Your Free E-Book

Oh, hey, here’s the post that I’ve been promising you ever since I ran my last e-book giveaway at the end of January. From everything I’ve read, the best way to reach a wide audience with a giveaway like that one…

You Are Not Crazy And Writing Is Not A Compulsion

You Are Not Crazy And Writing Is Not A Compulsion

Yes! Finally, the voice of reason comes calling to us from out of the wilderness. Going against so much the prevailing “wisdom” you’ll find in many books and blogs on writing, Kriscinda Lee Everitt writes: How many times have you…