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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