And you thought you’d escaped this! As I’ve been trying to get organized (ha) and attempting to clean (bwaha), I’ve unearthed some fabulous artifacts from my early writing life So of course the only option for this is to use it to humiliate myself, obviously. For those who aren’t familiar, every once in a while … More The Lost Manuscripts: Tom the Turkey
Admittedly I’ve felt at a crossroads lately. There’s been a lot of change going on. All of it has been necessary, not all of it has been easy, and it’s obviously brought about a lot of reflection and reminiscing. A few posts back I talked about my participation in the cult of libraries, which definitely … More Music and Me
Today I’m interviewing Evelyn Deshane about her horror influences and how she views the genre! (And huge, huge cheers for the R.L. Stine mention and the short answer to the first question!) SJ: Why horror? Out of all the things to write, why does this genre appeal to you? ED: Short answer: it’s beautiful. Longer … More Women in Horror Interview: Evelyn Deshane
So yeah, February really got away from me, for reasons you’ll hopefully see soon. Unfortunately, even having time away from the dayjob doesn’t always mean I can do everything, and life always finds ways to complicate issues. However, I wanted to really have a discussion about women and the horror genre, and let’s face it: … More Women in Horror Interview: Carrie Martin!
Since it’s December, I thought I’d get everyone in the spirit with an excerpt from my holiday title, Holly and Ivy! If you’re looking for a short read to get you in a cozy, wintery mood, then you definitely want to check it out – plus, you can be amazed that I can actually write … More Holiday Read: Holly and Ivy
I’m excited to have D.A. Adams with me today to talk about sword and sorcery. He’s one of the authors in the Thunder on the Battlefield anthology, and he just so happens to be in the same book I am, Sorcery, so you should get that volume right now because it’s the best. At any … More Guest Post: The Lure of Sword and Sorcery by D.A. Adams
One of the things I hear the most on about The Other Man is usually about the kids. They not only lighten up the story a bit, but I’m pleased that so many people feel that they’re not only well-written, but true to form, too. Writing kids isn’t always easy. There are so many ways … More Thoughts on writing kids
A quick post to get myself out of my funk. It’s been an exhausting past couple of weeks for various reasons. Thanks to all the support you guys have shown in comments and on Facebook. Seriously, you are amazing and it helps to know there are people in my corner. And now, a break from … More Guest Posting for Nerd Month!
I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of my life influences today. I talk a lot about writers, film, and genre stuff, and how they jump-started me into becoming the person I am today. Before that, though, there was another influence in my life, an influence so great yet so subtle, that … More Happy Birthday Fred Rogers
I love getting the chance to talk to all sorts of different authors and creative types. As I’ve said before, I may write in some darker genres, but I also have a huge, huge love of children’s literature. I definitely count the books that I grew up with and the storytellers I was brought up … More Author Interview: Penelope A. Riley