A few nights ago I was a guest on a podcast for the first time in about two years. When I originally released Disease I did a slew of them, but since then I’ve avoided guesting on one like the plague. To be perfectly honest, it’s not like anyone was beating down my door to have me on their show anyway, but I still wasn’t keen to get in the recording seat.
I know it’s been quiet for a while over here, but that’s been because I’ve been working on lots of big, bad things just for you. As such, I have lots of great news to share with you!
Firstly, as you may know already, “Disease” was picked up by publisher Stitched Smile Publications. Stitched Smile is well known in the horror community as a purveyor of fine horror writing. I’m both honored and excited to be a part of their team, where I’m now a “VIP” author.
I have dirty little secret. I’ll let you in on it over at Darkness Dwells where I’m guest blogging for this month’s Women In Horror post. Check it out!
Music plays a big part in my life and as a writer I often find inspiration in what I listen to. When working on a project I try to listen to music that encompass the situation I’m writing about. While sitting at my computer and typing out the fate of my characters I usually listen to non-lyrical tracks that just embody a mood. This helps me avoid distraction. But when I’m chasing the muse away from the office I listen to anything I think might stimulate my imagination.
I wrote and published this blog post for Mash Stories. See the original post here.
It might be hard to imagine these days, but long before people gathered around the TV, they gathered around the radio to listen to the latest episode of whatever was popular at the time. Even harder to believe is that long before radio the public clamoured around newsstands to pick up the latest “episode” of serial fiction. In fact, some of the classic literature we still read today was initially serialized. Big names like Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, and Harriet Beecher Stowe published their novels in serial format.
Fun, mayhem, prizes… what could be better?
Join me and some of the best authors in serial fiction on March 31st for a live Facebook, event hosted by author C.C. Wall. The event will be running from 11am-8pm PST and there will be lots of free swag and killer specials to take advantage of.
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.