Today is the launch of Crystal Lake’s WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM anthology! In celebration, I did a reading from part of my included essay, titled “Bringing An Idea To Life Through Language.” I hope you enjoy. It’s finally here! WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE HORROR GENRE is now available in paperback and Kindle: http://getbook.at/Nightmares1 “Dip in … Read More
Massive 99c Kindle promo from Crystal Lake Publishing (all part of celebrating our 50th release at the end of this month)! Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best. This is the Writers on Writing Vol.1 – 4 Omnibus – An Author’s Guide where your favorite authors share their ultimate secrets in becoming and being an author. … Read More
So. This is one of the coolest things to ever happen. I was looking for the link to my short story “The Container of Sorrows” to show my friend. And I run across this amazing essay that someone named Brendyliz wrote two years ago discussing the theme of “The Container of Sorrows.” You can read it here. What a delightful thing … Read More
We love our mothers. Of course we love our mothers. But they drive us crazy. They raised us wonderfully/strangely/amazingly/poorly or they didn’t raise us at all. They fill us with love or hate or guilt or horror or remorse. We take care of them or they take care of us. Perhaps we have never met them. Perhaps we like it … Read More
Women know a thing or two about horror. In fairy tales, women are always stolen away by nefarious villains. Little girls are raised by witches who pretend to be their mothers. I can’t think of a single fairy tale where the man pricks his finger, is smothered by a piece of apple caught in his throat, or opens the … Read More
This is an essay that ran two years ago, but it’s still one of my favorite things. Read about my love/hate relationship with Gabriel Garcia Marquez at Three Guys One Book. This book was definitely an inspiration to me.
Let me introduce you to my writer friend and fellow Williams Syndrome mother, N. Paslay. She wrote an essay that struck deep into my heart. I’m grateful that she allowed me permission to share her words here. I cringe whenever I hear this word, precisely for the reasons that she so eloquently states. Please, let’s realizes there are consequences to … Read More