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

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!

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)

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

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….

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…

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…