Wrapping Up the Week

The theme of this week’s blogs was “Friends on the Journey” or “Gifted Friends.” Each day’s post was dedicated to a different one of the friends I’ve met whose work overlaps with mine in some way. Talking to these guys or seeing what they’re up Read More …

The Good Doctor’s Demons

Dr. Bruce Hennigan is a medical doctor who lives and works in Shreveport, Louisiana–and he writes books about demons. (He also took a trip to New Zealand and visited the Hobbit village from the Lord of the Rings movies, for which I’m jealous, but let’s stay Read More …

Friends on the Journey: Al Bohl, Tarzan, and Zanaan

Everybody needs friends to encourage them, and that kind of encouragement is particularly important in the rejection-prone world of the creative arts.  During the years, I’ve spent trying to get my writing career up and running as a career, I’ve met a number of friends Read More …

Invasion: Enjoying Armageddon?

My dad told me once about a conversation he had had with a coworker whose church had been going through a study of the end times. Apparently, the guest preacher had painted a pretty graphic picture of the Antichrist’s reign of terror and the horrors Read More …

Haunted Summer Inspirations: Before We Move On to Haunted Autumn…

As part of my “Three Weeks of Halloween” theme, I’ve been writing about inspirations and experiences surrounding my novel, Haunted Summer.  The inspirations have been many, of course. You might see elements of The Haunting, Agatha Christie, and even a wink at Scooby Doo. It Read More …

Haunted Summer Inspirations: The First Flying Saucers

In one of the scenes I ended up cutting from the final manuscript of Haunted Summer (I had to tighten up the flow.), Todd and Lindsey interview a UFO abductee. The man’s poignant story and disturbing experiences made a strong enough story to keep for Read More …

Haunted Summer Inspirations: Dinner With Bigfoot

In Haunted Summer, Lindsay, my main character, meets a young documentary filmmaker named Todd who is producing a film about people’s belief in the paranormal and the role those beliefs play in life. Their friendship really begins when she helps him film the interview of Read More …

Haunted Summer Inspirations: Japan Bombed Oregon?

In Haunted Summer, one of the characters sees a spectral World War II-era Japanese plane flying along the cost near the Washington-Oregon border. One of the accidental discoveries I made when I was doing research for the novel is that the Japanese really did launch Read More …