Big News! The Crandall Haunting is a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award! The Killer Nashville judges have read all 2016 novels entered in the Adult Fantasy and Horror categories and carved the list down to the top four finalists. I am so excited and honored to see The Crandall Haunting among them! Here’s what […]
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 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 […]