Enter: 1st Signed Paperback Giveaway for Sandcastle & Other Stories

There’s a cool site called Goodreads . . . and it may be my favorite site because it centers on books and the people who love reading books. Too many to mention (millions?),...

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The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers—A Book Recommendation

I’m reading a little-known book written in 1895, The King in Yellow, a free public domain ebook on kindle, and it’s linked to the True Detective television series in the most interesting ways....

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The Incubus by Connie Vivrett: A Valentine’s Day Poem

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share a poem I place in my favorite poetry jar. I was writing away in the fiction department while Connie was splicing together her lines...

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Donna Tartt: 3 Books To Savor (So Far)

     I must’ve read Donna Tartt’s first grand-in-theme novel, The Secret History, three times so far in this lifetime (hehe), but resisted The Little Friend—boy was I a dunce. It’s just as terrific,...

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Jade Kerrion Gets Personal: The Conversationalist

In this new year, change is good. Helping spread the word about my thoughtful, and thought-provoking novella, The Conversationalist, Jade gets “the skinny” on my long story in seven chapters, smack in the...

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Best and Worst of 2013: Miley Makes Both Lists

I love pop culture. Learning to read was only the beginning, and it ruined me in a good way . . . raised on television of the seventies, All in the Family, M*A*S*H,...

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Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2013 Pick

Well, this welcome news came in towards the end of last week, and in the writing life, these moments are few and far between. They wouldn’t be special otherwise, I suppose. The circuitous...

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Sandcastle and Other Stories: 1st Book Memories

My first book, Sandcastle and Other Stories, was published by Green Darner Press—please check out the beautiful paperback they created; it’s perfect for all readers from your literary hound to suspense junkies, thriller...

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep—A Return To The Overlook Hotel

First off: Doctor Sleep is not scary. It’s pure horror story though, reaching for a dreadful atmosphere that builds with intensity as the characters stumble and try not to fall. Very few horror...

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Loose Pants, Er, and Belt-less . . .

Labels always make me think of childhood, and coloring books, where a parent or a kindergarten teacher would say: don’t color outside the lines. That’s what they’re there for, to guide you, to...

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