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Can I Share a Chapter?

Below is a chapter from a story I’ve been writing. It’s in the Southern Gothic genre. Most people are familiar with the genre as “the grotesque.” The characters are typically flawed. 1,037 more words

Reading & Writing

The Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated

It’s been a while. I’d like to say proudly that I’m still alive. How long has it been since I’ve poked my head up here; I can’t exactly say. 800 more words

Life & Musings

A Cancer

Hello again, Molly.

Still no word from you, but my friends who are “wise” in the ways of the web tell me it will take a lot more than two or three posts for this all to work out–and  391 more words

Haunted Houses

Wise Blood

When I read a novel, I like to be entertained. If I learn something in the process, that’s all the better. It’s why historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. 186 more words

#Two Stars

Robert E. Howard, Southern Writer

The Abbeville Institute, a site dedicated to Southern arts, has published my article on Robert E. Howard. Here’s a sample:

“The novelist with Christian concerns will find in modern life distortions which are repugnant to him, and his problem will be to make these appear as distortions to an audience which is used to seeing them as natural; and he may well be forced to take ever more violent means to get his vision across to this hostile audience.

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Fantasy Fiction

Author Fun Facts: Elvis, Hauntings, Gingerbread, Surrogate Babies, Hawaii

Sharing some fun facts about myself and a few author friends. And, we all have questions for readers…

End of Lonely Street – A Vintage Romance Short Story from The Wild Rose Press – $1.99… 1,515 more words


The Miss Firecracker Contest - Reading Plays - Episode 15

Reading Plays - Episode 15 - The Miss Firecracker Contest by Radiomade on Mixcloud

A satire of the Southern potboiler in the form of a beauty pageant, The Miss Firecracker Contest was first performed at a tiny LA theatre in 1980. 307 more words