The creation of Quiet Apocalypse

Quiet Apocalypse comes out on Friday. And, I’ve just got to say, this launch is nothing like any other launch I’ve ever done. That’s because Quiet Apocalypse is nothing like any book I’ve ever written before. So I thought it might be fun to take a look at the journey I went through writing thisContinue reading “The creation of Quiet Apocalypse”

Why I don’t watch ghost hunting shows

I love a good ghost story. Especially a haunted house story. And they’re even better when they’re real. I love going on ghost tours, or just reading about an encounter that cannot be explained. A good local ghost story will get me up to 11 every time.  What I don’t love is ghost hunting shows.Continue reading “Why I don’t watch ghost hunting shows”

Horror Subgenres Part Six

In case you missed them, here are links to parts one, two, three, four and five.  And this is it! We’ve come to the last post about horror subgenres. Did I get them all? Probably not. But that’s alright. We covered a lot. And hey, if I missed a subgenre you love or one thatContinue reading “Horror Subgenres Part Six”

Horror subgenres, Part Five

Just in case you missed them, here are links to parts one, two, three and four. This horror subgenre post might be my favorite because we’re going to talk about one kind of subgenre that I love. The Gothics. Southern Gothic Southern gothic is all about the dark corners of the southern American states. WhichContinue reading “Horror subgenres, Part Five”

Horror Subgenres, Part Four

If you missed them, here are links to parts one, two, and three. Welcome to part four of our series of horror subgenres. I’ve been loving the research I’m doing for these posts. My TBR pile keeps growing with every one. And, if you’re a writer like me, this can help a ton when marketingContinue reading “Horror Subgenres, Part Four”

My Horror Heroes, Shirley Jackson

We’ve come to the last in my Horror Heroes series, but by far not the least. This author is a hero not only to me but to most of the other people on my hero list.  Of course, we’re talking about the astounding Shirley Jackson.  Shirley Jackson was an author when women weren’t supposed toContinue reading “My Horror Heroes, Shirley Jackson”

Horror Subgenres, Part Three

Just in case you missed them, here are links to part one and part two. Horror of demonic Some of these subgenres are pretty self-explanatory. Like this one. This subgenre is based on the theory that the world is a dark, dangerous, and scary place. And that it is that way because of demonic beingsContinue reading “Horror Subgenres, Part Three”

Horror subgenres, Part Two

Welcome to our series of horror subgenres, part two. We’re taking a look at some of the many flavors that encompass our beloved genre of horror. If you missed it, here’s part one Ghost story Ghost stories are my favorite. I mean, my absolute top-tier favorite. It’s not a hard subgenre to define. Any storyContinue reading “Horror subgenres, Part Two”

How to write a truly creepy Creepypasta

Let me tell you a story. I used to live in a part of town called The Island. It wasn’t great. It was run down, there was some drug activity. Not a bit of this stopped me and the other kids around there from playing outside, though. We often hung out next to the trainContinue reading “How to write a truly creepy Creepypasta”

How to start writing dark fantasy

Dark fantasy is certainly having a moment. Shows like Witcher and Wheel of Time, both of which I talked about on Haunted MTL, have gotten more fantasy fans interested in the creepier, more sinister side of the genre. And I love it. Not that I don’t enjoy the lighter side of fantasy. I wrote aContinue reading “How to start writing dark fantasy”