Always Knock Before You Enter

Always Knock Before You Enter

I’ve always imagined an author’s mind to be like a great, expansive vestibule with hundreds of closed doors lined side by side as well as in rows above each other. Every door leads to a story. And if you’re lucky enough to step into one of those rooms, you’re bound to...
Are You Ready to Say Goodbye?

Are You Ready to Say Goodbye?

It’s over. I’m not quite sure how to feel writing this. The time has come for you to say goodbye to the Village, and those you’ve grown to love and hate. I have personally made a connection with these characters, and I hope you have as well. It was hard, this last...
Into Thin Air: The Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

Into Thin Air: The Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

Robberies aren’t exactly rare occurrences. From commonplace muggings on the street to the elaborate heists depicted in movies, there’s always someone plotting to make money by taking it. But if you truly want to pull off a heist that nets you enough to disappear to a...
Do Writers Continue to Write in Their Sleep?

Do Writers Continue to Write in Their Sleep?

You know those dreams that stick with you for years afterwards? Well, Sacrificial Grounds is loosely based on one—proving my argument that writers work even in their sleep. I know you don’t want to be bored with all the details of someone else’s dream, so...
Dark Theories: The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Dark Theories: The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

There are some mysteries that have become woven into our cultural fabric – events that captured the imagination of so many people, so quickly, that they are literally unforgettable. The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa definitely makes that list. In the summer of 1975,...
Hell Is a Lot Closer Than You Think

Hell Is a Lot Closer Than You Think

We reach the final book of the series, with the monstrous ego of Doctor Palmer apparently free to fulfill his ambitions, whatever they may be. Spoiler alert—there’s nothing very kind or cuddly about his ambitions. There are a few unusual ingredients in this one. For...
Do You Know Who Inspired Me to Write Horror?

Do You Know Who Inspired Me to Write Horror?

I had the privilege of growing up with the most gifted storyteller in my region: my Grandmother. She could spin entire cakes of yarn from a mere glimmer of an idea. And she would unearth these nuggets of inspiration anywhere—picking one up as she cooked, another as...