Archive | Writing RSS feed for this archive

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

October 16, 2013

1 Comment

ghost

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 […]

Continue reading...

Round Robin Interview

November 15, 2012

2 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Roundtable Discussion: The Horror of it all!

October 30, 2012

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

October 24, 2012

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Guest Post Over at the HWA Blog

October 22, 2012

2 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

The March of the Autumn People

October 18, 2012

10 Comments

“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 […]

Continue reading...

Halloween Haunts

October 3, 2012

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Darling: A Preview

August 23, 2012

3 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

A Message from the Promotional Arm of Hodson Enterprises

June 5, 2012

1 Comment

* Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.  -PT Barnum * What an asshole. -Some clown on the topic of PT […]

Continue reading...

Michael Louis Calvillo

May 8, 2012

2 Comments

It was a gray, damp morning at a pancake house overlooking a trash lined canal when I first read the news. The previous day had been Queen’s Day in Amsterdam, a giant city wide outdoor party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, and the cobblestones were littered with beer cans and food wrappers. It was easy to see […]

Continue reading...