Haunted Travel: The world’s spookiest islands

Haunted Travel: The world’s spookiest islands

When people think of islands, they envision sun, surf, and piña coladas. But islands aren’t all Jimmy Buffet tunes and limbo sticks. You may be surprised by the darkness lurking beneath that shimmering sand. Here are my picks for five of the world’s...
IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

Welcome, dear writers. As promised, here is the continuation of last month’s post, Making friends with booksellers. This month, the stellar advice is courtesy of Maryelizabeth Yturraide and R.J. Crowther Jr., both from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California....
IWSG: How do you know when it sucks?

IWSG: How do you know when it sucks?

I have the world’s worst critic. No matter how hard I try to please them, they’re never satisfied. “God, talk talk talk. That’s all your characters do. Where’s the action? Where’s the drama? When are they going to do...
The five creepiest children in film

The five creepiest children in film

Ah, children. They’re so sweet, so innocent. Or are they? Many a scary movie has used a child to up the fear factor. Maybe it’s a demon child, or a satanic baby, or just one creepy-ass kid. I’ve learned some very practical things from a lifetime of...