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Making the Most of the Morning

Our senior dog decided it was a good idea to start barking before six a.m. this morning. After getting up with her, feeding her, and...

New Horror Books

I started on a new book this week. It'll be a Sasquatch book. I've been toying with the idea of writing about the big guy for a while....

Writing Advice: There Are No New Ideas

I'm between books right now. I have a novella on submission and another novella waiting to be edited. For the first time in a while, I...

Horror Excerpt of the Week

I'm going to start featuring an excerpt from one of my title's each week. This week, I chose Murderland. I just re-designed the cover for...

Horror Novel Gets a New Cover

One of my writing business goals for this year is to redesign/rebrand some of my covers. Some of them are fine, but they are also generic....

Novellas in Progress

The sequel to The Island is almost done. Should clock in around 35-40K words. It's got plenty of action. And monsters. Lots of monsters....

On Consuming Too Much Content

There comes a time when you have to stop consuming You Tube videos, how-to-books, and blog posts. I'm referring to posts that tell you...

For Writers: It's Not Always About Sales

My wife teaches special education and reading. She shared with one of her students that I write horror novels. The student was very...

When You Feel Like Quitting Writing

Writing can be disheartening. You aren't making progress. No sales. Rejections. The book deal seems like an unattainable dream. The next...

Playoff Time

Anxiously awaiting the Bills-Chiefs game. In the meantime, did some drawing this morning and going to work on The Return before the game....

Dodged a Winter Storm

After avoiding any major snow for all of December, the Buffalo area finally got hit. I live around 20 miles south of the city, and we...

Progress On Horror Sequel

I'm currently working on the sequel to my 2015 novella, The Island, which is set in the NIghtshade world. The Island and its sequel (yet...

Do Characters Need to be Good?

I recently saw a thread going around social media regarding whether or not characters need to be good. They certainly can be, but the...

Horror Novella Done

I finished up the draft of Skull Walker this weekend. It came in just over 30,000 words. Also working on a short story for an open...

Some Thoughts on Halloween Kills

CONTAINS SPOILERS: TURN BACK NOW TO AVOID. I watched Halloween Kills on Peacock last night. I was excited when I found out it would be...

Progress on the Horror Novella

Skull Walker is nearing completion. I passed the 27K word mark. I'm anticipating it will finish up around 30K words. Coming to the final...

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