Afraid something’s lurking under your bed?

Afraid something’s lurking under your bed?

You’re not alone. Many of us grew up scared stiff of someone — or something — hidden under there, waiting to pounce. Even worse, this urban legend has some truth behind it. Several hotel patrons and staff have discovered bodies concealed under beds...
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:...
Behind the pages: 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...
The haunting of Abercromby Square

The haunting of Abercromby Square

Before I begin this week’s tale of terror, some most welcome writing news! My publisher has chosen the winner of the Name My Book contest, and the lucky recipient of all the honors, including unlimited bragging rights, is JG Faherty with his suggestion, Valley...
IWSG: “They’re not your people.”

IWSG: “They’re not your people.”

One of the most freeing things a life coach ever taught me was the phrase, “They’re not your people.” Bad review? Not your people. Rejection? Not your people. Didn’t get the job? Not your people. Please don’t misunderstand. Sometimes, a...