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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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5 Most Annoying Christmas Songs

December 21, 2012

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I even love this weird ass song.

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the Christmas trees and even the shopping. I love bundling up against the cold weather and how everyone seems a little cheerier, just a little lighter and happier, even with the stress of the holidays. And I especially love Christmas music. But there’s a dark underbelly to […]

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Round Robin Interview

November 15, 2012

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The incomparable Lisa Morton recently invited me to be a part of a round robin interview series. While I figure out which writers to send this on to, here are my answers. 1) What is the working title of your next book? The Mud Angel. 2) Where did the idea come from for the book? From […]

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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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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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Halloween Haunts

October 3, 2012

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In the mood for some Halloween fare? Of course you are. All month long, the Horror Writers Association will be hosting HALLOWEEN HAUNTS on their blog. Every day there will be a new blog post (sometimes two) that’s pure Halloween goodness. As the site says: Those of you who were brave enough to spend Halloween […]

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5 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals

September 19, 2012

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We live in a world of remakes. All of our favorite movies and TV shows as kids are being remade, usually with horrifying results. This is a recycled society. Anything is fair game for the maw of Hollywood to chew up and swallow before tickling its throat with a feather in the bathroom of a […]

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Darling: A Preview

August 23, 2012

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My first novel, DARLING, will be released soon from Bad Moon Books. To celebrate, I got thoroughly drunk, thrown in jail, shived, married to a fellow inmate, and then released on good behavior. I’ve also created a new page on this site devoted to DARLING. But my parole officer suggested that I place a preview of the […]

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