Blood, sweat, and tears.

I(heart)It’s no secret that I used to work at Starbucks. I actually enjoyed my experience there and found it was a great and supportive environment. Schedules were flexible and the staff was filled with students and artists. It was a great job for someone who had quit a more lucrative position with the intention of focusing on writing.

What blew me away during my time there was the amount of money people would spend on their specialty coffee drinks. It was normal to see the same people every day, if not several times a day, spending five, six, and seven dollars a drink. Over, and over, and over. And that’s not even to mention the promotions we’d have. The staff dreaded the lines out the door for BOGO offers and half off sales. Customers would often go nuts, spending more than they would in a regular day because they got a deal. It’s no wonder Starbucks stock kept rising!
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DISEASE invades libraries!

I’m happy to announce that those of you who live in Halifax, Nova Scotia will soon be able to check out a copy of my novel DISEASE from your local library! How cool is that? Super cool.

I’m a huge fan of libraries, I practically grew up my hometown’s local library. There’s no better vision of society’s greatness than a vast and varied collection of literature offered to the public for free. Well, okay, not FREE, FREE, because our taxes pay for it, but what a great investment for the taxpayer. Not to get all political, but I think local libraries are an amazing public service.
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I’M BAAAACK!

Bleeding PenI hope you all had an amazing holiday season. I took the opportunity to take an extended break from all things writing related. This also meant stepping back from my horror fan feed that I run though Facebook, Google+, The Crypt App, and Twitter. The fan feed, Monster Haüs, was meant to be a combination of horror fan-centric posts and personal writing posts, but increasingly I felt that the fan side of things was encroaching on my life.
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R.I.P. Rocky Wood

The news came via the HWA Facebook page, our own president Mr. Rocky Wood has passed on. It was well known that Rocky suffered from ALS, and in the end it was complications from this crippling disease that cut his life short.

Rocky touched many people while president of the HWA. I was always impressed by the fact that any time I had an issue or question about the association and its goings on, he was quick to respond and always helpful. Although that may not see like much, these days it refreshing to see the president of any organization personally involved in helping members, especially newer and clueless members, such as myself.
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WOMEN IN HORROR INTERVIEW

AUTHOR: DORMAINE G.

You can win an electronic copy of Dormaine’s book Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess Vol 1 two ways.

Way one: Tweet your love for Dormaine. Use #DormaineG – One lucky winner will be chosen to win a free eBook from the tweets.

Way two: Get the free CRYPT APP and comment on Dormaine’s post! – One lucky winner will be chosen to win a free eBook from the comments.
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5 STARS!

Cover_SmallMy novel DISEASE has racked up another 5 star review! “Top notch… Disease drew me in and held me captive.” – Dormaine G. I’m so excited. Slowly but surely the word is getting out. It’s a tough slog, but worth it when so many people have told me how much they enjoyed my novel. It’s not just any zombie story, it a story about humanity, and the darkness that lives between us. Read Dormaine’s review HERE. Pick up a copy of the book HERE.

 

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