Hey, friends. Been awhile since I’ve posted, but then again, well, you know. Your lives are crazy too. Speaking of crazy (what an awful segue!), we are now in Williamsburg, Virginia for one of our favorite events of the year: the Scares That Care Weekend Convention. You can read all about it here. What you […]Read more "Scares That Care III"
Setting matters a lot to me and, I think, readers. A powerful sense of place is especially important in a story. If the reader feels like a part of the world on the page, it’s easier to get swept along with the characters and the plot. I tend to utilize physical touchstones, actual locations that mirror […]Read more "Future Novels, Settings, and a Word about SAVAGE SPECIES"
Was that a direct enough statement? I’m not a veteran convention-goer, and I’m only currently doing four or so a year. Next year, I plan to add Stokercon to my list of conventions, and I’m sure it’ll rock, but folks? Scares That Care 2 was absolutely epic. Rather than writing a novella here, I’ll give you […]Read more "Scares That Care Is the Best Convention in the World"
Okay, confession time. I’ve been putting off writing this post because these are the two guys whose work I knew the best going into the Scares That Care Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, and it’s really difficult for me to set aside Fan Jonathan from Professional Writer Jonathan. Then again, maybe I don’t have to. Yeah, […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Four: Jack Ketchum and Brian Keene"
Yo. Comin’ atcha from da crib straight up gangsta— I can’t do it. What I can do is talk about two individuals I met at the recent Scares That Care convention in Williamsburg, Virginia: Bryan Smith and Tom Monteleone. When I saw I’d be sharing a table with Bryan, I had two simultaneous reactions. My […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Three: Bryan Smith and Tom Monteleone"
*Before we get to the main blog post, I feel compelled to mention my new release CASTLE OF SORROWS, which came out earlier this week. More on that soon, but if you haven’t read my smash-hit debut novel THE SORROWS yet, you can buy it here. Then go read the sequel. I think you’ll find […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Two: Kelli Owen, Wrath James White, and Mary SanGiovanni"
In addition to a couple of paperbacks I’m bringing to next week’s SCARES THAT CARE convention in the hopes that Brian Keene and Jack Ketchum sign them for me, I’m going to be packing these babies as well: In case you can’t read all the titles, they are THE SORROWS, HOUSE OF SKIN, THE DARKEST […]Read more "My Williamsburg Book Supply and a Word about Authenticity"
Howdy, friends and countrymen and women and out-of-countrymen, and why did women have to come third? Have I just exhibited blind adherence to an outmoded syntactical tradition or unintentionally perpetuated a symptom of patriarchal oppression? I don’t know. What I do know is I think women are awesome, and if my manner of address came […]Read more "Scares That Care Weekend"