This is exciting! The Crandall Haunting is eligible for a Silver Falchion Reader’s Choice Award at the Killer Nashville writers’ conference! The voting is open to anybody and requires no registration of any kind. If you have a few seconds, please click the link below and vote for The Crandall Haunting! It’s in the “Best […]
Thanks to those who came to my February book readings!
I’ll be giving a couple readings and book signings in February. The first is in Oneonta, NY, my hometown, and the second is in Ithaca, NY. I hope to see some of you there! Feb. 4, 2017, 2-4 p.m. Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820. A reading, followed by a signing. Goodie […]
I decided an ad in the Horror Writers Association newsletter might get some fresh eyeballs on The Crandall Haunting (not literally, unless you happen to have some eyeballs hanging around). So, I pulled out a couple copies of the paperback, piled them up this way and that and took a bunch of photos. From there, […]
Friends sometimes ask if anyone they know is in The Crandall Haunting. The answer is no. No actual person I know is in the book, and since many of the characters are pretty creepy, that’s probably a good thing. Of course, innumerable real life observations and experiences have morphed their way between the pages, and […]
It’s hard to describe the combination of excitement, hope and nausea I felt this week when I printed the first draft of my second novel. The excitement and hope are self-explanatory. The nausea, well, that comes from knowing that the novel is at the point, right now, where it might be bad, and I won’t […]
While I tend to be a little shy, at heart, there is an extrovert inside me itching to emerge. In the past, acting in local theater let me unleash my inner showboat, and recently, speech-making through Toastmasters helps satisfy this urge to be big and noisy. However, one of the most fun ways I answered […]
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When I write, I see the action I’m describing so clearly, it’s like watching a motion picture unfold. That’s why, when I sat down to think about promoting The Crandall Haunting, I knew I wanted to use video. Not only is video hot on social media, it’s also a fun and challenging way to […]
A book’s cover is hugely important. It helps establish the book’s identity at a glance, and then becomes the face of a familiar friend as a reader dives in the pages and gets to know its characters and secrets. I went through many looks and feels before striking just the right design with the scary […]