If Someone Says You're Not a Real Writer, You Have My Permission to Stab Them in the Face

If Someone Says You’re Not a Real Writer, You Have My Permission to Stab Them in the Face

So yesterday, somewhere on Facebook, I think, I saw one of those quotes for writers — you know the kind, a quote that’s meant to be “inspirational?” Here’s the pearl of wisdom in question: “I can write anywhere. If the…

That Moment When Your Characters Show Up in Real Life

That Moment When Your Characters Show Up in Real Life

I had a moment, driving home last night, when a sentence popped into my head that struck me as something that Nikki Velvet, my lead character from Still Life, would say. And just like that, I think I have the…

I'm Going To Start Blogging Again If It Kills Me

I’m Going To Start Blogging Again If It Kills Me

Don’t you hate those posts on blogs that basically just say, “Sorry I haven’t been blogging!” Well, this is one of those, kind of. Sorry. I haven’t posted anything here in, ohhhh-hh, let’s say six months. It’s not that I…

O Captain, My Captain

O Captain, My Captain

Someone you know wants to die. I don’t necessarily know you, or have any insight into your life. But I still feel pretty comfortable saying that. A 2008 NIMH survey found that 3.7% of adults had considered suicide. That means that…

Gothic Charm School Review of "Still Life", and a Sale

Gothic Charm School Review of “Still Life”, and a Sale

Hey, everybody! Fellow author, longtime friend, and goth icon Jillian Venters of Gothic Charm School posted her review of my novel, Still Life, and she had some very nice things to say about it. It’s a detailed and thoughtful review, and you should go read the whole thing…

One Hell Of A Convention: Crypticon Post-Mortem, 2014

One Hell Of A Convention: Crypticon Post-Mortem, 2014

(Umm. So I haven’t posted since – January? Can that possibly be right? I need to start remembering that I have a website. There are totally things I could post here. Like the fact that I’m on a podcast now….

My Year of Writing – How Did It Go?

My Year of Writing – How Did It Go?

A year ago, I declared that I was going to spend 2013 working on writing and self-publishing – that I was going to take time away from having a day job by cashing in some stocks and living off that…

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…