Mrs. Hirschbeuler had lived in the unit for years. She was ancient, skeletal. There was something about advanced age that sucked almost all the flesh off a person, like the body was burning off all reserves to keep itself alive, leaving just the bare minimum of flesh as a barrier between the skeleton and the … More M. Hirschbueler- An Excerpt
The 2017 Oscars: All you Ever Needed to Know First off, Stockholm Syndrome in Space should have never been nominated for anything. That was literally the worst, watching Chris Pratt of pudgy Parks and Rec fame spiral slowly into madness. I think the actual movie name was Riders or Passengers or Trans-Commuters. Fences. I just … More Post Oscars Musings
12-30-16– the day I wrote this Divorce is weird. It’s a more intense breakup, where there is equal parts relief and sadness. Sometimes I miss Clay so much I cry unexpectedly, or want to curl up in a ball and come out when he comes back. When I have to interact with him, which is … More The Dreaded Super Personal Relationship Post, That you don’t want to Post on social media, but you have to put it somewhere, because you just do. Because it needs to be recorded somewhere forever.
Writing a novel is fun and exciting. Editing a novel is usually tedious and headache inducing, at leas for me. And then there is the rewrite. I’ve been COMPLETELY rewriting my manuscript for my first SWTF book, changing a lot of stuff. Basically, what is left is the core story and the characters. It has … More The Authentic Author
I am working on the second manuscript of the SW Wyoming Task Files, which will be a series of stories focused on a small police force located in Evanston, Wyoming. Writing the first manuscript, I just sat down, and the words flowed out. I had came up with a creepy criminal, a sad victim, a … More Plotting or Pantsing?
I am going to my first writers conference in July (Squee!) and then my first mystery novel writers/readers conference in September (Double Squee!). When I decide to do something, I of course overdo it and throw myself into it 150%, get burned out, and then want to curl up in a tiny ball in my … More Three Top Tips to Prepare for a Writers Conference
I am stoked to read this anthology after stumbling across this excellent review. June 24! I was excited to read this upcoming release from Crystal Lake Publishing, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. I was also fortunate to get an advanced reading copy of the anthology. Crystal Lake is making quite a name for itself in the … More Gutted: A Review
I recently noted my thoughts were dark, and my entertainment choices were morbid. And it is just to sunny outside for all that! So, I decided to return to reading my first love: Fantasy! I just finished Dawn of Wonder by the talented Jonathan Renshaw. Highly recommend it to any lovers of coming … More Lightening the Mood
This is a fascinating article for anyone that likes the morbid and the obscure.