Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

In the woods, hiking alone, I often suffer from attacks of scopaesthesia. Also known as the “psychic staring effect,” scopaesthesia is the twenty-five-cent word for the sensation that comes over you of being watched but not something your vision has picked up. For example, having the prickly feeling of someone’s eyes on you, causing you… Continue reading Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

In this interview, I talked with Sandra R. Campbell, author of The Butterfly Harvest and Dark Migration, about her just-released novel, The Dead Days Journal. Prepare to enter a radically-upended world… (Excerpt included at the end) How would you describe The Dead Days Journal?  The Dead Days is tragic tale of fear, family and love: a… Continue reading What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

Don’t Let Creativity Die with the Wrong Writers’ Conference

Originally posted on Waterfront Writers:
Writers’ conferences are important for new and seasoned writers trying to find their way. You invest with time and money, hoping for inspiration to keep you going. This is a conversation about how the wrong conference can affect your productivity—throw off your writing and dampen your spirit. ? ? S: So, we’ve…

WIP Blog Tour

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Naomi is a fictional character going through the motions of living her life, when the collective life everyone has known disappears over the course of a few days. 2) When and where is the story set? The story is set… Continue reading WIP Blog Tour

Two Weeks to Rites – update

A quick announcement: The latest chapter of Two Weeks to Rites has been posted at http://waterfrontwriters.com/. Also, the “Read to Win” Contest is in full-swing… if you’ve been keeping up with the web series, be sure to enter! The clock is ticking…  

Drawn to the Dark and Creepy

When I was a younger smart-alek, I used to flippantly tell my mom in response to her fears for my safety, “I’m growing up in the house of Chicken Little.” In case you never heard of Chicken Little, he was the star of his own story: a little chicken who was… chicken. Everything was a… Continue reading Drawn to the Dark and Creepy