Monthly Archives: April 2016

THIS WRITING LIFE EP 4: The Importance of Setting released

Ep 4 Blog Art

Episode 4 of my sometimes-web series, This Writing Life, is now posted! It’s about creating authentic settings…but I think this might really just be a lot of food porn? Check it out and judge for yourself…watch it here.

I know, it’s been awhile since you’ve heard about This Writing Life. Even though I have a blast doing it, it’s too big a project to do on a weekly basis, so now it’s once a month (or maybe twice — either way that’s great, since I have nine future episodes in the can already and by the time I use those up I should have more).

If you missed any of the prior episodes you can visit here.





DARK DISCUSSIONS Episode 227 – NINA FOREVER montage by Philip Perron

Pomegranates, narcissism, Greek mythology and what-would-you-do-if-your-dead-girlfriend-literally-showed-up-in-your-bed-every-time-you-had-sex-scenarios (boy did the guys have fun with that one) ruled on last week’s Nina Forever episode of Dark Discussions, a (mostly horror) genre podcast (What’s also fun to mention is that Read the rest of this entry

“Crawl” to appear in CT Halloween collection

Crawl Blog Cover Art JPG

I’d watch out for that baby blanket if I were you.

I can announce this now! I just signed the contract for my short story “Crawl,” which will appear in Books and Boos Press’ Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories from Connecticut Authors this September. As its title suggests, each story Read the rest of this entry

Short Story Sunday: The Banshee, Joyce Carol Oates

The Banshee, Joyce Carol Oates

This startler’s protagonist is a six-year-old girl who’s extremely jealous of her Mommy-and-new-Daddy’s baby and that’s

The Female of the Species

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SPECIAL: DARK DISCUSSIONS Nominated for Rondo Award – Vote through April 10th!


I’d have posted this sooner, but I just found out. On February 17, the official ballot for the FOURTEENTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS was posted, and the Dark Discussions podcast—which hasn’t only been my favorite since 2011, I’ve guested several times and am now part-time co-host—has been nominated in Category #17, Best Multi-Media Horror Site (which feature podcasts).

While this is awesome, the Rondos are just something that should be on every horror fan’s radar, and every horror fan should go and vote. This year there are 21 choice categories and 6 write-in categories.


The Rondo Awards website states it is Read the rest of this entry

Writers: I wrote in the Twain House library—and you can, too!

Get a feel for what writing in Twain’s library is like in this special episode of my Youtube series THIS WRITING LIFE.

I’ve been more focused on producing work so far this year than ever, and while that’s entailed not doing so many cons, it’s also entailed looking for new, cool places to hang out and write.

The Mark Twain House in Hartford, as part of its mission to be a local resource for area writers, opens Twain’s library up for three hours of writing time Read the rest of this entry

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