Saturday, October 20, 2018

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s The Apparitionist contest!

Sadly, I won’t be able to make this year’s Halloween readings of the winning stories at Tryon Arts and Crafts School in Tryon, NC. My spooky Halloween book, The Vampire of Waller County, will be available in their gift shop.

It was an honor to be a preliminary judge, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entries. Happy Halloween!

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.