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

Anyone else a fan of Masterclass? I came across something in Dan Brown’s that inspired me and that I think may help some of you, but it’s kind of extreme. It’s all about the process. Brown says he writes from 4 am to 11 am, every day. This got my...
Five quick ways to improve your writing

Five quick ways to improve your writing

Effective writing is one of the best skills to develop, no matter what industry or field you’re in. Concise, clear communication looks easy, but often isn’t. Gifted communicators are prized for good reason. Five quick ways to improve any piece of writing:...
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...