Monthly Archives: December 2013
I’m a movie soundtrack junkie; even when I was a teenager, every time I saw a movie and loved the music, I’d beg Mom to take me to The Wall (a long-defunct record store) to pick it up on audio cassette.
Trouble was, unlike today, back then you often couldn’t get complete scores. Read the rest of this entry
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Last Christmas Day (2012) was odd. Read the rest of this entry
Love Pet Sematary? Remember The Langoliers? (Or perhaps you hate and would rather forget?) Either way, you won’t want to miss the most recent episode of Reviews from the Shadows on the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network.
I was a guest co-host on Monday’s episode and regular co-host Terry and I discussed both of these films. Get the low-down on Read the rest of this entry
Rob Mayette and I, co-editors at Read Short Fiction, are proud to announce that our Pushcart Prize nomination for the year goes to Michael Wehunt’s “Everything, All at Once, Forever.”
“Everything, All at Once, Forever” is a rare find. I was so overwhelmed with grief while reading this piece that when I had finished, I could barely talk. I think Rob, in our meeting, put it best when he said he was “spellbound,” that the writer is “so in command of this mindset,” and that he was “emotionally drained after reading it.” This story plumbs the terrible depths of loss in a way that few stories, for me, have; in my opinion, this is literary horror at its finest.
To learn more about the Pushcart: http://www.pushcartprize.com/
To read “Everything, All at Once, Forever”: http://www.readshortfiction.com/2013/06/everything-all-at-once-forever-by-michael-wehunt/#more-655
They say you hurt the ones you love most.
No one ever talks about when they hurt you back.
As though Thanksgiving and NaNo weren’t enough excitement in one week…Dark Alley Press slated “This Poisoned Ground”’s release date (one week before my birthday!) and finalized its cover. Want to keep on top of TPG-related updates? Visit http://bit.ly/TPGInfo — you can also read a sneak peek over there, but if you want something you can print and take with you, you can download a brief PDF here: This Poisoned Ground Sneak Peek PDF
Many have asked if I’m going to do a release party for this…well, it’s January and I can’t count on the weather, so no, not a big hoo-ha this time. Instead, maybe a few of us brave souls will gather together for champagne? Just say the word…
During NaNo’s home stretch, my inner Disney Park Geek rears her ugly head, I don’t write a damn word for several days (again), buy food and booze in a hurry, make some trouble while Christmas shopping, lose the turkey recipe, get the finalized cover art from “This Poisoned Ground”’s publisher, wish a good friend a belated birthday and make some stupid plans (do they work out?), have a crazy-fun Thanksgiving, congratulate Nathan on his big win, and desperately try to hammer out the last of it…for now. See how everything turned out in the final days of NaNoWriMo this year, and thank you all for watching!