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
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
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.
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
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
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
Dead Letters, Mario Milosevic
This gem about a man who writes letters on behalf of dead people Read the rest of this entry
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
“I’d say I love you, but that’d be weird.” ~ K. Allen Wood, Editor of Shock Totem, in the Foreword to Shock Totem 8.5: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted — Valentine’s Day 2014
Shock Totem has made quite a name for itself over the past few years, and deservedly so…I’ve read some memorable pieces that made me put down the book and say to myself, “Wow!” So last year I was thrilled when Read the rest of this entry