Category Archives: Writer’s Notes

About Mardeaux Manor

An old, apparently abandoned gothic-style mansion far more suited to the south sits tall and thick with grapevines on the outskirts of the once-bustling, now nearly-deserted Rattlesnake Falls, Montana. Tall sandstone walls stand sentry for the estate on all four … Continue reading

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Of Gothic Mansions and Victorian Ghosts

I’m getting ready to start a new draft that will have, at its core, a mystery involving…well, we’ll just call them “ghosts” for now. I’ve been looking at Victorian/Southern US Gothic-style mansions for inspiration on what our “haunted house” will … Continue reading

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Mosquito Therapy?

Quite awhile ago I read an article¬†about scientists fighting an incurable disease spread by mosquitoes with…mosquitoes. Now I’m not a huge fan of genetically modified food…I think playing with genes in relative isolation (ie, instead of the food genes changing/evolving … Continue reading

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Back to Work & Pack Snakes

Life is cyclical, and so too, are things like blogging. I’ve never actually stopped blogging on my main site, but my alter-egos have gotten the shaft for the past couple of years, and that’s just how it is, unfortunately. I … Continue reading

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Mood Music for Meadowlark Mayhem

I mentioned this briefly awhile ago, but the first newsletter of the year went out yesterday, and it contains the first installment to this year’s serial story, Mine (Book 1 of the Meadowlark Mayhem series). If you didn’t get signed … Continue reading

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Not Quite Butterflies

I’m on the cusp of starting to write the first story in this year’s Insecticide collection, and moths are the central theme I’ll be exploring. I find it quite fascinating that you rarely (if ever) meet anyone who’s afraid of … Continue reading

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Skin Art

Have you ever just looked at skin? Your skin, your partner’s skin, that gorgeous person¬†on the bus or the homeless person you pass on the way to work everyday…everyone’s skin is different, and whether we like to admit it or … Continue reading

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Magical, Mystical Things

While I read (and even enjoy) a good fantasy novel now and again, they aren’t my favorite, and the same goes for horror novels where the “big bad” is something mystical, magical or other-worldly in nature. I tend to prefer … Continue reading

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Darkness Becomes Me

I’ve always loved the night. The dark isn’t silent, not by any means, but the noise is a different kind entirely from the hustle and bustle that happens during daylight hours. It’s a soothing sort of sound, the noises of … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in Your Head

If you’ve read my stories, you know I tend to focus more on the mental side of horror than the physical. Yes, I can get gory at times, but you won’t find slasher-style bloodbaths in most of my work. Mainly … Continue reading

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