Brace yourself. This post is going to be a little different. (Big breath.) Here we go... After decades coasting along as a lukewarm Christian, and after a few more years of writing in the horror genre,* I experienced a series of events that can only be described as epiphanic... in the God sense, I mean, … Continue reading Going Quiet
The auto-novel is a fictionalized autobiography. It's a genre that's been around awhile with novels such as: Jack Kerouac's On the Road Aldous Huxley's Eyeless in Gaza Charles Bukowski's Post Office Anaias Nin's published diaries William S. Burroughs' (with Kerouac) And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks Authors mix fact and fiction into a … Continue reading The Auto-Novel
The Library Book Selection Game
I tried Book Club Mom’s library book selection game! It goes like this: Close your eyes and run your index finger along the book spines on a library shelf. Stop at a random place and pull out the book. Do this three times on different shelves (so you don’t get the same author), then take … Continue reading The Library Book Selection Game
Haha, not the spy/secret-agent kind of agent... Where have I been? It’s been three weeks since my last post! I’ve been busy polishing up a mystery novel I’m querying. I’m excited to say that an experienced and talented agent now has my first three chapters in hand. Fingers crossed and all that! My advice to … Continue reading An Agent?
I'm visiting the fabulous Joan Hall today. Pop over while I talk about the Alaskan wilderness, vampires, and wildfires. I'll close comments here and see ya there! Today's feature image by Louis Magnotti on unsplash.
One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads
For the last quarter of 2022, I endeavored to read a book or story from every author whose blog I follow. At first I thought I'd bitten off more than I can chew, but the holidays gave me extra reading time. I enjoyed the variety of genres and writing styles and found some real gems. … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads