I rarely make appearances, but I'll be an instructor at the 2019 Atlanta Writer's Workshop on March 9th. I'm teaching Writing Other Worlds — a Guide to Blending Setting, Plot, and Character in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Aside from teaching, I'll be doing 10-page critiques and offering one-on-one in-depth critiques for attendees. Space for critiques … Continue reading The 2019 Atlanta Writing Workshop
Like short stories? Like having them read to you instead of reading? Now you can listen to one of my nighttime tales of terror from my short story collection NATURE'S FIFTH SEASON. What's The Goblin about? Remember being a kid and worrying about the monster under your bed? More of my work will be presented … Continue reading Listen to The Goblin on audio. What’s Under YOUR bed?
For a very limited time, three of my novels are on sale, just $1.99 each! THE HAUNTING SEASON is on sale until midnight, June 30th. DON'T FEAR THE REAPER is on sale until July 4th, midnight. OF SHADOW & STONE? It's up to my publisher. It's anyone's guess and it could go away tomorrow. … Continue reading THREE books on sale: THE HAUNTING SEASON, DON’T FEAR THE REAPER, OF SHADOW & STONE
I admit that of all the supernatural beings, I have a thing for witches over everything else. Swish a wand, a little incantation, and BOOM! Laundry is done. Food is made. Whatever was broken is now fixed. Okay, so that's just the domestic side of things. I'm sure we'd all come up with more useful, … Continue reading Witches’ Night Book Promo (and a list of shows and books with witches)
Winter is being a bit stubborn here on the east coast. Reports of blizzards, colder than normal temps means many of us would rather stay inside. What better way to spend it than with a cup of hot chocolate, a great book, and a companion. Here's my favorite reading companion: First up, a special offer … Continue reading Warm couch, hot chocolate, and your favorite snuggle buddy
Since it's nearing Halloween I thought we'd have a little fun with words. Let's start with the word dead. Ever wonder about where the expressions dead ahead, dead last, or dead meat came from? Well, thanks to the Free Dictionary, now you do. How about the word skeleton? Sure, we might all know what it … Continue reading Halloween Wordplay
Yes, yes. I DID use the words diabolical and good next to each other. For the entire month of October, my publisher, Skyscape is running an ebook sale on both The Haunting Season and Of Shadow & Stone. I don't have control over when these titles are on sale, and this is the cheapest I've seen them … Continue reading A Diabolically Good Halloween Book Sale
My publisher has informed me that one of my novels, OF SHADOW & STONE, is part of the Amazon Prime lending library for a short time. This means that Amazon Prime Members can read it for free. Yep. Free. Here's the link: Amazon Or, just one-click buy a copy for $2.99. "Of Shadow & Stone is … Continue reading Amazon Prime Members Can Read For Free
My publisher, Skyscape, has put the e-book version of The Haunting Season on sale in the UK for the month of January. If you're looking for a good haunted house story set in the south, check it out. Amazon UK Not in the UK? It may not be on sale, but it's still only $3.99. Prefer Print … Continue reading 2 Books, 2 Sales. Decisions, Decisions..
I've poured over countless manuals on writing. Characters, voice, descriptions, plot points. I've read bestselling thrillers until my eyes burn. I've paid attention to all the ups and down and emotional rollercoasters necessary to make a story un-put-downable. But the best lesson I've ever learned in writing came from baseball. Okay, so this isn't just … Continue reading How to Write A Thriller
There is a lot to tell you about Diary of the Damned this month. First, the e-book is ON SALE! The sale starts today and lasts through October 31, 2016. The earlier you grab your copy, the more you save. The book starts out at 99 cents and then goes up to $1.99 before … Continue reading Diary of the Damned – ALL the news!
Blurb: “Allison said that, in time, he’d come for you. For what it’s worth, Evy, I believe her.” Evy Breen has worked hard to forget her past. She's changed her appearance and moved from her hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she does her best to fit in. Evy’s past catches up … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: Diary of the Damned
Love horror? I mean good, classic, make you afraid of the dark horror like I do? I'm a fan of horror that's less gore, more scare. I appreciate horror that lets my imagination scare me. So what are my favorites? In no particular order: The Haunting of Hill House The Shining The Stand Salem's … Continue reading Top 20 Halloween Reads