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Check out my TEDx talk!

Check out my TEDx talk!

I did a TEDx talk, titled “Confessions of a Super-villain: The Psychosis of Lies.” You can check it out by clicking here....

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The Ultimate Romance Rec List

The Ultimate Romance Rec List

Thanks for tuning in to the First Annual Ultimate Romance Recommendations list. By which I mean a List I Made and Which I May or May Not Do Again...

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Why I Love Horror

Why I Love Horror

“Why do you love horror?”   Better yet: “Why do you write horror?”   This last is a question that I hear often – even more often than most...

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The Ultimate Horror Rec List

The Ultimate Horror Rec List

Thanks for tuning in to the First Annual Ultimate Halloween Recommendations list. By which I mean a List I Made and Which I May or May Not Do Again...

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I guess I’m not a writer

Readers of my articles will know that as a rule I tend to eschew profanity. Not judging those who use it, just it is not part of my personal style....

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My review of Justice League

I saw JUSTICE LEAGUE with my two oldest kids. Verdict: it was okay to good – which is at LEAST an order of magnitude better than I expected. You...

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Writing is Magic

I’ve been scarce on social media (including this site) as of late… building up my identity as a Western Romance writer has been much more...

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Happy Easter

It’s happening again.   It’s worse at the end of the year, but it happens now, too.   “Happy Easter!” “Happy Easter?” “Happy… Sunday?”...

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A Very Merry (Scary) Christmas

It’s an age old story. Everything’s blissfully quiet. You settle down for a long winter snooze after putting on your coziest winter jammies. Then… a...

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Gun Control: Necessary?

In the wake of recent mass-murders/shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, a lot of my friends have been debating gun control vs. no (or less) gun...

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Santa Claus: Christmas Terror

It’s my favorite time of the year. The wind is blowing, I look absolutely fabulous in a variety of amusing sweaters, and the tiny children who ride...

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The Miracle in a Baby’s Hand

People ask me sometimes how a horror writer can believe – and write – about things like Good and Evil, God and Devil. Here’s an example: Yesterday...

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Thoughts on a Suicide

I saw a man kill himself last night. No, this is not a joke, and no, I will not provide details other than that it was incredibly tragic. And it led...

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What Good is Horror

I hear it all the time: why do you spend your time on horror when there are so many other “good” things you could be writing?   And...

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Horror and Hope

I am a guy who writes scary stuff. It’s basically all I do. I’m one of the bestselling horror writers on Amazon, and as of this writing...

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Creation in Writing

There are several reasons we write. For personal satisfaction, as a way of making sense of the world around us. We write to create emotions in...

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