January 7, 2019

I started this review of my favourite reads last year and thought I’d keep up the tradition. Much like the year before, 2018 was a banner year for the to-be-read pile with far more four and five-star books than misses, so it was a challenge to keep this list to ten titles. I hope this…

December 31, 2017

The days of late December is a time often spent looking back at the year coming to a close. As I reflect on the books I read, it becomes clear 2017 was a remarkable year with some absolute stellar finds. 2017 also marks my second year delving into the horror genre after a long break….

May 12, 2017

I still remember: I was standing in line at the Toronto International Film Festival when I received the email from Wattpad. The crowd and the street noise fell away as it sunk in that they were asking me to write a story for a Paranormal Activity promotional campaign. Standing there hastily reading through the details on my…

January 18, 2016

I’m currently about halfway through Stephen King’s Revival. In my younger days, I read a lot—let me repeat: a lot—of King. And then one day I didn’t. Part of it was my tastes changed or rather broadened. I was no longer focused so tightly on horror. And part of it was because I had read and reread…

October 19, 2015

At a recent gathering, an old friend of mine mentioned his son had taken up writing and he wondered if I’d be able to give him some pointers on the writing process. Unfortunately, I was only in town for a couple of days and wasn’t able to meet with his son, so today I’m taking…

August 28, 2015

Our need to explore the dark forces of nature birthed the fairy-tale. From the fairy-tail, the horror story grew and developed into something else. With Gothic Romance we return to those fairy-tale roots. “It’s punk.” It’s a reaction to a strict moral society. It is all about extravagant emotion and sexual innuendo. It was my…

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