Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Writer In Me

I’m not a sensitive person, nor am I a cold hearted ice queen.   I’m just a writer.

I’m at a Vet Hospital, its 1:00 a.m. Black Friday by the way.  My husband and I as well as a few other strangers are waiting in the lobby. A dog just got hit..... and we all know what’s coming, just no one want’s to say anything.  
During this ordeal, actually the moments, seconds before the dog got hit, the story of the canine’s untimely demise gave birth to a fantastic story idea. I cheered my genius as the heavy mood had set upon everyone.

That’s the writer in me.....  I gotta get typing!

R.I.P.  Fido.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Screams in the Night Halloween Giveaway

Just in time for Halloween, win a copy of Screams in the Night: Tales of Terror! It's a scary . . . I mean simple thing to enter, all you have to boo . . . I mean do is follow (not in a stalker kind of way) any of the authors of the story using the Rafflecopter below.

Go ahead and enter . . . if you dare . . . bwa-ha-ha-ha!

Begins Monday, October 15, 2012

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It only took...

One week off work and four horror B movies. Well, in defense to B movies everywhere, I retract my sentence, they were C movies with C actors and definitely C special effects.
Roughly around the time of the 5th empty popcorn bowel and most likely my 7th bathroom visit. It dawned on me, these movies were horrible. Not horrible like monsters eating puppies, or nuns eating puppies. But horrible as in writing, plot, characters and dialogue. At the time I had been slaving away at a period romance novel. The submission process was brutal, agents were ghosts and every once in a while an email would surface and ruin my day.

Perhaps thought I, my luck with zombie horror would be more favorable. I had always cradled the thought of writing a zombie story. Action, oh, yes it would have action and a hero with huge muscles. This baby of mine emerged that day. Between said food and potty break, a feeling of vast refreshment and determination of ‘yes, now is the time for me to write some zombie stories!’ And most importantly, write them better than the crap I had been watching all week! Brilliant!

Zombie begat zombie which begat scarecrows. What can I say, I’m a horror kinda girl.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I feel that we should make October the unofficial month for 'Support Your Local Writer'.  Everyone who writes for newspapers, blogs, magazines, books, comic books, etc... and don't forget about the people who haven't published anything yet.  So if you know someone who writes for a living or for pleasure, show them some love and support them. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

True Story

I love a good scary story.  Oh, baby, do I love one.  Been this way since I can remember. 
When I was little, anything I could get my grubby little hands on that related to: ghosts, vampires, zombies, witches, I was in heaven. 

Well, that is until bed time.

Having been blessed with an over active imagination, I would develop these elaborate ideas that monsters would eat me in my sleep. No question about it, every night I thought to myself, tonight is definitely the night that I'll lose a leg or arm due to a hungry monster! Please let it be from the left side of my body, I favored my right side. I have the cutest right hand.

In my on going battle of famished monsters, I used my stuffed animals as a protective wall and sacrificial food source.  The monster would go after the stuffed animals and spare me.  Genius! I had it all worked out, the smaller toys would be the first line of defense, then the bigger ones.  Surely that would stop any hungry monster from devouring me.  This plan spared me many a nights, allowing me to sleep peacefully, safely. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coming Soon

Screams in the Night: Tales of Terror

An anthology of terrifying tales to keep you awake nights. 

The humor found in A Tale of Two Cemeteries (Maren Dille) and Scarecrows: The Jilted Bride (Candace Gleave) is nothing more than a cover for the horror lurking beneath.

Be prepared to lose sleep and be wracked with nightmares over Watched (Cindy C Bennett), and Simon Says (Rachel McClellan).

If you think you know what a hero or heroine is all about, Our Own Worst Enemies (Jamie Canosa) and Wonderful and Bountiful (Larry Marshall Mason) will shake up your beliefs.

Step into the chilling and disturbing world of Screams in the Night: Tales of Terror and see if you can resist screaming . . . in the night.

Click on the links above to read more details about each frightening story - if you dare.