If you read or write horror or any paranormal genre, I’m sure you’ve driven past a fantastically creepy old house and wondered what vengeful ghost walks its halls.
No one wants to read a book about murderous stalkers when they have been finding footprints in the bushes outside their bedroom window. I don't want to turn my face from a broadcast about COVID-19's death toll and open to a chapter about failed containment in World War Z.
It's been a long while coming but I've published the first in my series of short thrillers, "Dead End" with "Lock the Door" up for pre-order! You can find them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. **Help a lady out, leave an honest review** *Self*published. No querying, no waiting, no stock-letter rejections. Yep, I'm a rebel. Actually,... Continue Reading →
Goals bum me out. There are lots of things I’d like to do, and I do it, but not when I tell me I have to do it.
I have looked for ways to understand free-thinking characters beyond lying awake until 2 a.m. I’ve written out backstories that will never make it near the story, had conversations with them, tried to step back into their headspace and usually failed -- until Myers-Briggs.
Maybe you're a creative genius who never needs help with anything ever. I'm not. Here's what I do to create something from nothing, or add some "extra" to the "ordinary".
Outside of our front door we’ve seen white sand and we’ve seen forests. We’ve seen wildflowers, deserts and mountains. Heat waves and blizzards and rain, all within the same week.
Inside, it’s always home.