Presented for your pleasure: an excerpt from my first full-length book, Midwinter Gifts. Meadow Lily and her father are crossing the mountains in the dead of winter, which while beautiful, are full of peril…
(The full book is available in print and ebook here!)
The path still rose steeply, but the stone seemed cut into long, shallow steps, flattened in a path wide enough for three to walk abreast. She swore that they seemed deliberately laid when she caught glimpses of them beneath the snow. No trees lived here except some solitary brightneedles or pines, and precious little foliage of any kind other than the occasional scraggly bush, crawl of aelfivy along the stone walls, and patches of green and violet Dur-moss on the underside of the oddly regular rock outcroppings.
Continue reading Midwinter Wolves
Music for a Monday
What am I listening to today as I keep working on my stories?
Well it seems to be a Garbage week already… they’re one of my favorites. I dig grunge so hard.
Continue reading Monday’s Music
A Christmas Ghost Microfiction
Christmas is a time for ghost stories. Everyone knows that. So when Sheila told her best friends, Alice and Jenna, that they thought they should summon a ghost, they thought it would be fun – a laugh. A hoot. The three girls gathered together the things they had found in the attic: a tattered, stuffed doll, a chipped mirror, a faded gingham dress. Relics of a life forgotten. Tools to speak with the dead.
Continue reading The Ghost in the Attic
Just so you know, friends, if you struggle with writing some times – if the words won’t come, if you feel drained of ideas, if everything you write feels stale and dumb – you’re not alone. It happens to all of us. Just keep going; maybe drink some water, too, have a snack, watch a show or read a book. It will come, I promise. Just remember input matters.
The Process of Plotting
Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday, so it’s time to dive into my weekly Writing Workshop. Today I’ll be discussing the foundation of any story, the very bedrock it’s built on: plotting.
Continue reading Writing Workshop – Plotting
With respects to Clement Clarke Moore, a Christmas Tale just for you.
Continue reading The Old One Before Christmas
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve said much, but, as you can see, I’ve been a little busy. We have a shiny new look, new pages, and incoming posts- in all honesty, the site has been rebuilt from the ground up. Please have a look around, read some posts, and let me know what you think!
The next pose will be Wednesday, with a writing workshop focusing on the art and science of plotting.
Even more exciting projects are in the works – just wait. You have no idea how awesome this is going to be. We’re going to go deep into the nature of horror, from the darkness that lies in the darkest reaches of the human soul to the madness-inspiring horrors that exist outside of our reality.
I’d like to thank you for stopping by, and officially welcome you to Uncanny Tales of Horror. See you soon!
Nothing helps me write like having thematic music to soak up while I’m working. Look below for a quick list ofsome tunes that are doing the job this week:
Continue reading Monday’s Music
Just for you, a small hint of what I’m working on, My current reading list includes:
….and all of the Arkham Horror Files mythos I can get my hands on.
Input equals output, right?
Hello, friends. Welcome to my new website! I’ve been hibernating for a while, working on projects, reckoning with mental health and the pandemic. I have new irons in the fire, the most obvious of which is this new site – having finally moved over from Blogger to a proper WordPress Site. Expect updates soon!