Colors play an important role in everyday life. They are also important in our writings as we must "show" how someone is behaving, not just "telling" our readers about it. Examples: Telling: Sally was happy that Billy-John asked her to go fishing. Showing: Sally rummaged through her closet until she found her yellow sundress. Bright … Continue reading Using Colors in our Writing
This last weekend I hosted a booth at the Granbury Paranormal Expo 2018 where I sold my books. I think the best part of this kind of event is all the people I meet. Even if someone stops by my booth who doesn't like to read the genre I write in, we still have a good … Continue reading Granbury Paranormal Expo 2018
Over the last few years, an old hobby has retaken ahold of me, dancing. I attended my first dance in eighth grade. I'd never danced, but I'd seen "American Bandstand" and "Soul Train," so I knew the basics of shaking my body parts around. I was as nervous as a squirrel on a busy country … Continue reading Girls Like Guys Who Can Dance
Book Review: Good Neighbors by Russell C. Connor A good horror yarn full of gore, rape, betrayal, drugs, and even a bit of rock 'n' roll. Ratings: (poor, average, or good): Writing was good. Background information was good. Character Development was good. Russell is good at crawling around inside these different characters' heads. 5 out of 5 … Continue reading Book Review: Good Neighbors
This is one my proudest published works, a Lovecraftian story published in a magazine dedicated to the mythos. This story is about a WWII U.S. Navy Destroyer and its fateful encounter with "Mhuld'enda of the Deep."
I had an amazing weekend at Texas Frightmare 2018. Thanks to everyone who stopped at Russell C Connor's and my table to talk and check out our books. New fans bought nearly 100 books from me. Thanks! Y'all made my weekend! Here are some of the amazing people I met.
Jumblebook has accepted two of my short stories for publication. "Rocket Fuel" is a 1,250-word original, creative non-fiction about my childhood friend, Scotty, and me. As eighth-graders in 1979, we got it in our heads to build and launch our own rocket. First though, we had to make our own fuel. "Rocket Fuel" is an … Continue reading Jumbelbook Acceptances
My wife's and my kids moved off on down the road a couple of years ago. To fill our time, we decided to take up dancing again. We went dancing on our first date, so it's something we've always done when we had the chance. I'll admit it takes up valuable writing time these days, … Continue reading The Front Room
The original scene that started Howlers: Lupus Rex is based on a true story, I kid you not. Two of my friends and I found ourselves at the end of a long, dirt road one night outside of Orlando. 1983. Something hunted us, and we barely made it out with our lives. I've twitterized that scene. … Continue reading The Chase