Thursday, October 11, 2018

My new hobby: TNR

Someone asked me today what I've been up to lately, and I said, "Neutering cats." No, of course I don't do the actual neutering, but thanks to help from the Animal Defense League of Arizona and a kind knowledgeable neighbor I found on Nextdoor, I managed to trap and fix 5 feral cats in my neighborhood in the past 3 weeks.

If you think you have a feral cat problem in your neighborhood, I guarantee it's much worse than you think. (Four of these cats I'd never seen before.)  Be kind and look into how you can Trap-Neuter-Return in your neighborhood. Knowledge is just a google search away.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hogback Kindle Special!

What better way is there to usher in October than with a cheap Halloween story? My latest release The Vampire of Waller County is on sale all week! You can head to Hogback for a mere 99 cents from October 1-8. It's also on sale in the UK.

Friday, September 21, 2018

#amjudging

What an honor to be a preliminary judge in The Apparitionist contest! Thanks to Tryon Arts and Crafts School, I get to read a whole slew of wonderful scary stories to help whittle down the list of nominees for the head judge. I have to say I am impressed so far with the quality of the entries. I'm so glad I don't have to select the winners.

Congratulations to the writers of these stories:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

#TBT posing with boulders

That's me back there holding up the outhouse. For this shoot, we drove to Lone Pine, California, known for its unique scenery and a favorite filming location since the 1920s. We stayed overnight in what was then the only motel in town. I watched the spiders on the ceiling all night. It was May of 1986.
 
Fast forward to July of 1998, when I shot a commercial in Lone Pine (ironically, for a Ford truck) and enjoyed a lovely new hotel. I skipped dinner and soaked in the pool to cool off at night. We broke a heat record during the shoot.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thank you, Tryon!

What an amazing summer I’ve had! It’s no secret that I love this little town, tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. The folks in Tryon embrace art and artists like nowhere else I know, and I was so lucky to release my book while I was here for the summer. I can't wait to return to this magical little spot.

At my Author Chat at Lanier Library in Tryon.