The darkness does not hurt us, it is what is in the darkness that is to be feared. If you have ever stepped on a Lego barefooted in the dark, you know -exactly- what I'm talking about.
"Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it." I adored the movie Silence of the Lambs when I first saw it years ago and have seen it many times since. I promised myself that one day, I would hunt down the book and read it. When I finally got around … Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Lambs
The month of February found me curled up in bed with either a trashcan or a box of tissues nearby. My glorious plans of a timely post and finishing chapter four of my current project were thoroughly dashed by drain on my inspiration, a stomach bug, and a week later, the flu. Needless to say, … Continue reading A Long Short Month
I promised myself I wouldn’t write a New Year’s post. This is largely because I don’t celebrate the holiday. Taking stock at New Year’s has never made sense to me personally. I’ve always had other ways to track my goals and progress. I’m also rather private about those sorts of things. After all, my heart … Continue reading This is Not a New Year’s Post
How do we measure the value of life when we can so easily warp it, twist it, and create excuses for the inexcusable, convincing ourselves we're sane? It's an odd question to be pondering at the end of a domestic thriller, but weeks after I closed the book, I'm still thinking about it.
Ah yes. November. Thoughts turn to Christmas shopping, and a good number of us Americans start thinking about Thanksgiving. Yet if you stand close to a writer there's a fair chance you'll see furrowed brows and a distracted look. Not to mention that undeniably distinctive smell of adrenaline and anxious longing. Clearly they aren't thinking … Continue reading The Most Frenzied Time of the Year
"Gentle reader, heed my plea, pray witness now this shocking tale..." Apologies for the terribly belated book review. But have one last treat before the night ends. I've been a long time lover of Jacques, and it seems a disservice to his memory to not bring to light his little book of curious short stories. … Continue reading Book Review: The Ribbajack and Other Curious Yarns
Hello again dear reader, it's been quite a while and I owe you some updates. First things first, the absence: I have a wonderful job that inspires my writing. But due to the work load and yearly adjustment period, I had to drop most things to focus on work and readjusting to it. I also … Continue reading Updates
I've always been fond of the idea of giving something away to party go-ers as they come to celebrate your birthday. With my birthday occurring this month (this week in fact), I thought it would be fun to celebrate by giving away a book. Earlier this month, I mentioned The Phantom Coach (edited by Michael … Continue reading Ghostly Giveaway
Darkness is weird. It's simultaneously comforting and terrifying. Comforting, because the blinding lights and thunderous sounds of the day are softened. Terrifying because do you want to stumble through the dark and step on that Lego you should have picked up earlier? Exactly. I tend to get these sorts of thoughts during the summer. While … Continue reading Summer Ghost Stories