The challenges of writing horror for teens

The challenges of writing horror for teens

I’m proud to welcome a special guest to my blog today. I’ve known JG Faherty since our novellas were chosen for Samhain’s Childhood Fears collection. Since that time, JG has proven to be a gifted writer and an incredibly supportive colleague and...
With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility

Imagine this, if you will… You turn on the evening news (or check Facebook or head to your favourite online news site or *gasp!* read a paper), only to discover there’s been another school shooting. Many children were wounded, and a few died, including the...
Dear teen me…

Dear teen me…

Here’s what I wish someone would have told me before I hit the teenage years. Dear Teen Me, Don’t get upset when your peers call you “weird.” Take it as a compliment. Those same people will be envying your interesting life later on. Don’t...
IWSG: If I could turn back time…

IWSG: If I could turn back time…

When I saw my friend Niki’s new necklace, my first thought was, “That’s exactly what I need.” My second was, “But only if it’s real.” I think J.K. Rowling tapped into every writer’s–and or at least every...