Back in October, for a couple of nights in a row, I felt the tell-tale pressure of something small moving along the mattress next to me as I got ready for bed. I waited for Vlad, my year-old cat, to settle atop the comforter. No feline settling happened, just what felt like more tentative steps.… Continue reading Paranormal Animal Encounter – Part I
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
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
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
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…
The latest installment is up! TWO WEEKS TO RITES – Chapter Twelve. via TWO WEEKS TO RITES – Chapter Twelve.
Some background info on the collaborative effort going on over at Waterfront Writers… Let us know what you think about this process: creative, or recipe for chaos? Writing Collaboration or Mad Libs Mayhem?
I attended a Preparedness & Survival Expo in August. One excellent speaker, Jay Blevins, who has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday Preppers,” talked about the 6 foundational aspects of prepping. At the top of the survival list? Having the proper mindset. This means having the will to survive, even when things get downright ugly, insecure and… Continue reading The Number One, Must-Have Survivalist Tool