Short Story Sunday: Obstinate Uncle Otis

Obstinate Uncle Otis, Robert Arthur

I’ve written extensively about my relationship with this oddity about a man Read the rest of this entry

Explore everything from Anime to X-Files at Conbust 2015 this weekend…March 27-29!

Conbust 2015 Logo

This year’s Conbust mascot art was created by Evanleigh Davis.

It’s time for Conbust 2015 up at Smith College this weekend! Three days of workshops, panels, classes, demonstrations, role playing games and more–covering everything from Dr. Who, Welcome to Nightvale and Found Footage to Cosplaying Basics and many aspects of writing including character creation and publication–starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the college’s Seelye Hall.

I’ll be involved in a few programs with some very talented people this year! Here’s my schedule Read the rest of this entry

Partying, presents…Our Lips are Sealed

The week kicked off with a much-needed change of scenery in Rhode Island: a couple of days with my friend Heather, whom I’ve known for years. The good news is we chilled out! And…the bad news is we chilled out. We enjoyed a nice CRIMINAL MINDS binge-watch session, ate Chinese food, and reveled in the fact that most of the snow had melted…what a difference a week makes!

I also got some feedback on a short story I’ve been working on (Heather and I have been critiquing each other’s work for years).  A piece called Read the rest of this entry

Short Story Sunday: Leiningen vs the Ants

Leiningen vs the Ants, Carl Stephenson

My dad loved this adventure about a stubborn plantation owner in the Brazilian wilds facing Read the rest of this entry

Ghosts & Spirits, crack-of-dawn dining and taking the plunge again

She Loves Me Signage

The mountain of snow around The Wilton Playshop’s sign. This photo was taken Sunday, March 8. It’s been so warm here everything’s melted, so I’m sure it’s down by now!

At last, it’s warming up! What a difference a week makes…snow is melting everywhere! Last week I couldn’t see my parking space; it was under a thick layer of ice. Today it’s back to gravel. To celebrate, I got some colorful markers (they were on sale for half price at Staples!) and I went to see a production of She Loves Me at The Wilton Playshop in Wilton, CT, which was excellent (I had some issues with there being 35 minutes of exposition to get to the actual story, but that’s the fault of the book, not the production). I’ve been to nearly all of the community theatres in the area, and never that one. Based on their level of professionalism, I will definitely be going back.

Colorful Markers

Who doesn’t love colorful felt tip markers? People who aren’t office supply geeks or under the age of twelve.

This week in writing: Back in December of 2013, I took at course in Magic Realism at The Eckleburg Workshops (I highly recommend Read the rest of this entry

Wine bottles, movie posters and hot tow truck drivers

Car Stuck in Driveway

My car, stuck across the driveway. AWESOME quality of life here in New England. Why live anywhere else?

I used to write a newsletter. I’ve now decided I can barely keep my blog going, so instead of trying to do both—and failing at both—I figure I’ll combine the two, and this way I can only fail at one.

I have decided that hell looks like a snowstorm. Read the rest of this entry

Can’t be in a warm spot? Let these books take you there!

SKELETONS FINAL FRONT COVER

As you’re reading this I’m on my way to Walt Disney World in Florida for a winter warm-up (if you’ve read SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE: TALES FROM HAUNTED DISNEY WORLD, then you probably know the World is my fave place to be!). And there’s news on that front: Read the rest of this entry

Just signed up for 9Pi-Con this summer!

9PI-Con Logo

I’ve just registered and booked my room for 9Pi-Con, “The friendliest little convention in New England,” which is being held from July 31 – August 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Although the programming hasn’t been announced yet, I can promise Read the rest of this entry

Short Story Sunday: Dead Letters

Dead Letters by Mario Milosevic

Dead Letters, Mario Milosevic

This gem about a man who writes letters on behalf of dead people Read the rest of this entry

Finally! Something in Danbury! I’ll be at CT Horrorfest July 18

CT Horrorfest Logo

Connecticut Horrorfest, a horror con sponsored by the Horror News Network featuring horror celebrities, horror-related vendors, panels, and more is coming to The Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, Connecticut (10 miles from my house…really? Because nothing EVER happens here!) from Read the rest of this entry

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