Monthly Archives: June 2016


Sure it’s clickbait. But, here’s the deal. There’s a prize for scrolling all the way down the post!

I’ve had several invitations over the past year to speak about the writing process and my debut novel The Witch at Sparrow Creek.  I hadn’t been able to accept earlier because we had a baby and bought a house in the same year (not recommended).

As a new novelist and a newbie in general to the WEIRD FICTION scene – this is extremely flattering and I am kind of freaked out IN A GOOD WAY by the invitations.

Most recently I’ve been invited to speak by two venues. The first being West Virginia’s annual ShockACon Horror Convention. The author panel is on Friday 9/30, other authors and time of day, TBA. On top of that, I will be scheduled to speak at the Mountaineer Montessori School later this year to grades 6-8 about creative writing and story-telling. I’ll keep us updated on this one too.

I’ve also been able to make a few connections with very talented writers and creative types that I never imagined I would be able to be remotely associated with.  I won’t name names –  but those who have answered my awkward PM’s on Facebook – you have truly galvanized my creative spirit and here’s to you (clink).

Just finishing up my first stage adaptation of John Campbell’s “Who Goes There?” The play is going to presented in some form toward the end of the year by Ohio City Theatre Project in Ohio City, Cleveland…

Your PRIZE FOR SCROLLING down this far is a snippet of dialogue from the new play:

There’s nothing microscopic about what’s in this goddam ice block.

                                                                             DR. ELSON
You only see the outside. From the outside, everything appears large. But, uh, well, it only appears that way. Macroscopic, you see? Aggregated. Generalized. But that’s only your perception. That’s the human experience, everything from the outside, separated, generalized. It’s false. It’s a false perception. An illusion. Separate. Individual. Apart. Illusions created by the organizing principle / from the psychophysical experience of the brain and body.

/ Very interesting. Grab that end. I think we can heave it onto here and then slide it out the door on the rollers.


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