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Five Films You Should Be Watching This Halloween Season

October 17, 2013

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Today’s Halloween post comes courtesy of the Horror Writers Association. Head on over to their Halloween Haunts and check out my recommendations for horror films that may have flown under the radar – but that you should be watching this month. While there, stick around and read a few other posts. Halloween Haunts is HWA’s […]

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Peculiar Genius: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James

October 16, 2013

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When the leaves change color and the wind cools, we find ourselves imagining what could be lurking in the shadows, what could be waiting in closets and under beds and inside dank, dark spaces. It’s a time that, whether through tradition or the influence of pop culture, begins to conjure images of ghosts. And, if […]

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A Return to the October Country

October 15, 2013

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“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”
-Ray Bradbury, THE OCTOBER COUNTRY

That magical time of year is here once again. The skies are a little grayer, the air a little chillier. Multicolored leaves dance their way down the street in the embrace of a cool wind. Candles flicker from inside the hollow eyes of a pumpkin and ghosts cavort across our television screens. And, perhaps, across […]

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DARLING now available as an ebook

November 7, 2012

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My novel DARLING is now available on Kindle! Amazon / Kindle For more information about DARLING, please visit its site.  

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Halloween Treats

October 31, 2012

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To the Autumn People: `Tis All Hallow’s Eve. The skies are grey and a chill wind blows. I’ve come across a few Halloween treats to offer today and so I thought I’d combine them all into one post. Enjoy! SKELETON FOUND IN OVERTURNED TREE Hurricane Sandy blew an ancient oak tree over and workers found […]

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Roundtable Discussion: The Horror of it all!

October 30, 2012

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I recently got together with friends and fellow authors Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and Jodi Lester to discuss what frightens us, the horror genre, the writing biz, and all sorts of other interesting goodies. Here’s Part 1 of the discussion: Q: What do you feel is the biggest misconception the public has in regards to […]

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Darling: The Soundtrack to the Novel – The Mythology of Darling Part 3

October 24, 2012

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Also check out Part 1: Black Hounds and Part 2: A Ghost Story for Halloween Okay, so I admit this one’s a bit of a stretch. The soundtrack to the novel presented as mythology? I’m with you. I’m kinda-sorta pulling a fast one here. But the music I listened to while writing the novel certainly […]

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Guest Post Over at the HWA Blog

October 22, 2012

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Every Halloween, the Horror Writers Association runs their “Halloween Haunts” series. Every day, there are a couple of new articles from writers in the field. Head on over and check out my piece on the ghost stories of M.R. James titled “Peculiar Genius.” While there, stick around and check out articles by folk like Lisa […]

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The March of the Autumn People

October 18, 2012

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“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country […]

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Black Hounds

October 11, 2012

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My first novel, DARLING, is available from Bad Moon Books. So I thought I’d do a little series on some of the creepy real life legends that make appearances in the novel. `Tis the season, after all… “‘To that Providence, my sons, I hereby commend you, and I counsel you by way of caution to […]

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