Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

When one thinks of eerie places to explore, Disneyworld doesn’t top the list…but perhaps it should. The Magic Kingdom has abandoned a number of theme parks, perhaps most famously in Japan, where the Nara Dreamland languished after squabbles over licensing...
IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

(Unfortunately, when I researched this a bit more this morning, all I found were articles about how Dan Brown betrayed his wife. Which is really horrible, if so. This is not a tribute to the man, but something that inspired me and still may help me have a super...
IWSG: Saying goodbye

IWSG: Saying goodbye

Hello everyone, First of all, I apologize for not responding to all the comments from the last Insecure Writer’s Support Group post yet. It’s been quite the month. Attempting to deliver an in-class experience to my students online has been challenging, and...
IWSG: Surviving a pandemic

IWSG: Surviving a pandemic

This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question will be a loaded one for many of us: with everything that’s happening due to the coronavirus, how are things in your world? Sometimes it seems to me like the world has turned into a Charles...
Welcome to the world, Dragonfly Summer!

Welcome to the world, Dragonfly Summer!

Today’s the day: Dragonfly Summer is now available. If you already have an Audible subscription, it’s included, and if not, you can listen to it through their free trial. It’s hard to believe that this is my tenth published book. It doesn’t...
IWSG: WIHM–An unpopular opinion

IWSG: WIHM–An unpopular opinion

So, it’s February again already. How did that happen? It’s also Black History Month. And, unless you’re a part of the horror writing/reviewing/blogging community, you may not know that it’s also Women in Horror Month (WIHM). To be honest, I...
Welcome to the world, Dragonfly Summer!

Behind the pages: Dragonfly Summer

While Dragonfly Summer, my upcoming Audible Original release, is not a true story, it comes the closest of all my books to being autobiographical. For its setting, the claustrophobic town of Clear Springs, I pulled heavily from the town where I grew up. When I was...
IWSG: Simon says…

IWSG: Simon says…

I must have been the only writer to attend a screenwriting masterclass and be thrilled to discover it was not, actually, a screenwriting masterclass. You see, I have no interest in writing screenplays. I hope that one day, some talented person will be the one to turn...
IWSG: Uncharted territory

IWSG: Uncharted territory

I can’t believe it’s already IWSG day, when I haven’t managed to return all the comments from the previous one yet. I’m so sorry. I know I keep saying this, but please bear with me. I promise to be better in the New Year. Now, how, I...
IWSG: Surviving the craziest week of all time

IWSG: Surviving the craziest week of all time

Well, I did it. I survived the craziest week of all time. (Note: I do not own a vehicle and rely on public transportation, which makes all this “rushing” a lot more…um, interesting.) Monday, Oct 28: In the studio by 7 am with Drew and Karly at the...