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Dark Carnival Cover Reveal

My friends over at Pen & Muse have edited a fantastic new horror anthology. I’ll be previewing an excerpt on Friday, but check out the cover and artwork below. 299 more words


What is Lovecraftian Writing (And Why Is This Important to Everyone)?

I’ve perused Mr. H.P. Lovecraft since before his works were readily available in the Fantasy/Fiction. I have compiled works of his from the mid-90’s, and I’ve loved it since I first picked up his book. 731 more words


A Beautiful Ghost


A beautiful ghost

Ever is she

So far away

But so close to me


And she in her boots

With that look on her face… 95 more words


On Writing Fiction: Environment

Right now, I’m sitting in Denny’s. This is one of my favorite places to write. I can sit here late into the night, drinking coffee, ordering snacks intermittently, and chatting with the employees that I’ve come to know as friends. 1,749 more words


Story Art, and the Art of the Story

Yes, yes, even I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get back to my blog, but work has taken precedence (what with me wanting to eat and pay bills), but as the saying goes: too much work makes AJ something-something bitchy bitch, so I’ve taken a small break from editing, and will now fill this post with art. 630 more words


Love Me, Love My Cat

“Kate, where the hell did all this blood come from?” Nate yelled as he bolted through the front door hard enough to rattle the glass in rear of the house. 3,643 more words


He said/She said

In writing, “said” is often one of those words we read over or take for granted. It’s almost like “the.” In fact, we often leave it out. 98 more words