“Scarecrow Road” | A gift to myself for turning 50 this year

On September 8th, I published "Scarecrow Road" on Amazon Kindle as a gift to myself for reaching the ripe old age of 50 this year. "Scarecrow Road" is a short story that takes less than 10 minutes to read. I wrote it as a campfire tale. You know, like a story you could tell around …

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Horror Tree holds a special place in my writer’s heart

I received my paperback copies of Trembling With Fear: Year 2 and its companion More Tales from the Tree. The five drabbles (100-word stories) I successfully submitted last year were in the two volumes, which included all the stories and drabbles posted by Horror Tree's Trembling With Fear (TWF) ezine in 2018. Horror Tree will …

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Plenty of books and films to review for The Bigfoot Files

When I first started writing The Bigfoot Files for HorrorAddicts.net in April, I was worried I'd have trouble finding enough books and films to review for two columns each month. Boy, I was wrong. Bigfoot is even more popular in books and movies than I ever imagined. Looking at the number of novels and films …

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SPOILER ALERT! Winners and Losers of Game of Thrones’ “The Long Night”

(Editor's note: Do not read any further if you intend to watch but have not seen Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night." Major spoilers ahead.) Halfway through the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, the show delivered its darkest (literally) and most ambitious episode to date, aptly titled “The Long Night.” I enjoyed every minute …

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‘Knight of the Daffadowndilly’ Finishes Quest for Publication

I call myself a horror and fantasy writer. I always put horror first followed by fantasy as I tend to write more in the horror genre. Since I'm heavily influenced by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as well as Dungeons and Dragons, I always knew I would write fantasy, too. I've had …

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Exploring Bigfoot in Film and Fiction with My New Column

My new column, The Bigfoot Files, debuts today as a regular feature on the HorrorAddicts.net website. I celebrated by purchasing a Bigfoot Rescue Kit. I'm excited about the column because Bigfoot, as I write in the first chapter, is "a top-five inspiration for my fiction writing alongside the books The Lord of the Rings and Boy’s …

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Horror Writer Penning Romantic Comedy for NaNoWriMo

I finally took the plunge and started participating in NaNoWriMo, the popular month-long novel-writing program to celebrate November as National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 words, and I topped 2,200 the first day while listening to Electric Light Orchestra. As a horror writer, I figured my NaNoWriMo novel would be one of a …

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