For some authors, creating a large body of work doesn’t mean quality has to suffer. Unfortunately, there are readers and critics who make exactly that assumption. As a result, when you’re as prolific as Stephen King, you’re prone to the following dangers: –Folks using verbs like “spewing,” “spitting,” “cranking out,” or “vomiting” in reference to […]Read more "Stephen King’s THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS"
I read an article the other day bashing the work of Stephen King. I disagreed with it. Not that one can’t dislike King and have legitimate reasons for doing so. One of my favorite readers and horror friends actively dislikes King’s work, but he has well-articulated reasons for his stance. Granted, I totally disagree with […]Read more "Stephen King: What We Can’t Say Enough"
Me (eyes shuttering open at 3:54 in the morning): What? Voices (sitting on the edge of the bed like Kramer in one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, the one where Kramer decides to change his sleep schedule to become more productive): Hey. Me (with an edge): What? Voices: I was thinking, you know that series […]Read more "Excerpt from Life of an Insomniac Writer"
This face. This face is inspiring me right now. I love werewolves.Read more "Inspiration"
Whew! I just got done doing the final, final polishes on my January 2015 novel THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and sending it off to Don D’Auria at Samhain Horror and my agent Louise Fury. It’s a book I’m really proud of and quite different than anything I’ve done before. I’m a huge fan of Joe R. […]Read more "A New Novel"
…it’s even better than the hype. It’s not a pleasant viewing experience. It’s not uplifting or escapist. In fact, my jaws are clenched pretty much from beginning to end. But it’s the best written television show I’ve ever seen. I mean, Seinfeld was brilliant in a different way, but that’s like comparing Jaws to The Big […]Read more "Fifteen Episodes into BREAKING BAD and…"