Category Archives: horror

Cover Reveal: STEAM DOGS

Wootie-woot! I’ve been waiting a long time to show you this, but here it is, the reveal of my upcoming thriller novel, STEAM DOGS. I’m a huge fan of action and adventure in both my reading and movie preferences. I’ve … Continue reading

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Fourth Friday Free Fiction – THE COLLECTIVE

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Horrific

The World Horror Convention  is in Portland this weekend.  Time to get your fangs sharpened and your ghouls groomed.  It’s the first time I’ve ever attended a World Horror Con, and since this is on my home turf, I couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, critique, horror, Nancy Holder, Sharon Joss, Steve Perry, World Horror Con, writers workshop | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joy of Books

As a full-time neo-pro writer, I live by the frugalista credo, which essentially states DON’T SPEND ANY MONEY.  That said, my idea of a shopping spree is a trip to the grocery store to buy detergent.  So imagine my delight … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, adventure, books, Clive Cussler, Ellen Datlow, horror, Hugh Howey, Richard Kadrey, science fiction, urban fantasy | Leave a comment

Happy Halloween from the Lizard King!

  Okay, please forgive the blatant advertisement, but I’ve got a new short horror story due out today in e-book, Loretta and the Lizard King.  This is the first of my vintage 2013 short stories to be published, and I … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, celebrate the small stuff, halloween, happy dance, horror, humor, short story, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, Whimsy | Leave a comment

POV Reset

So I’m 50 pages into the GLAMOUR manuscript, and find it’s not workin’ for me.   I’m not catching the rhythm of the protagonist; it feels like he’s a chess piece being moved around from scene to scene.  His conversations should … Continue reading

Posted in exposition, great fiction, Heart-Shaped Box, horror, Joe Hill, pov, third person | Leave a comment

RENOvation Trip Report

I’m Baa-ack.  Still sleep-deprived and travel weary, but glad to be home with the pups (although Quilly developed a nasty corneal ulcer at the kennel.  Poor baby!  We’ve got her on meds and go back for a recheck to the … Continue reading

Posted in Connie Willis, Ellen Datrow, Geroge R. R. Martin, horror, Hugo, Jay Lake, parties, World Scince Fiction and Fantasy, Worldcon | 1 Comment