Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Won’t you sit down and stay a minute? Grab a mug of something warm, relax for a few–and thanks for reading! Into the Out There D. Lara Smith “Vines, vines, vines… the planet is being eaten up by them.” Derek Ross kicked at the leafy undergrowth while roughly thwacking away at tendrils that grasped at his… Continue reading Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Dad lives across the street from a graveyard. A pragmatic man who sees the world through a thick lens of logic, he says it’s the best neighbor you could ever have. Even so, he has had some paranormal experiences that he has made some semblance of peace with by not giving those experiences any more… Continue reading Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

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

Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

I introduce to you Ellen Smith, debut author of Reluctant Cassandra. I had the opportunity for an advance read, and it is an intriguing story (and includes a cute dog!) that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellen takes on big issues, drilling down to what they mean on a very personal level. Here’s more: What is Reluctant Cassandra… Continue reading Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

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