Why Writers Should Embrace Their Weird Side

A number of years ago, I attended a book reading/signing hosted by Z. Brewer. As he shared stories of a youth spent bullied for being different (Z was born Heather and would announce a year or so after this he is trans), he said something that really resonated with me. "Own your weird." Both as … Continue reading Why Writers Should Embrace Their Weird Side

14 Neil Gaiman Quotes for Writers

(Swoon) Like a lot of folks, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite writers for a number of reasons. His work on Sandman was incredible, his Batman story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is one of the best stories ever written about the Dark Knight, and Good Omens is still one of my favorite … Continue reading 14 Neil Gaiman Quotes for Writers

How 5 Great Writers Started Their First Books

I'm writing a book. It kinda sucks. The writing part, not the book. Well, probably the book, too. I started one, got a reasonable way into it & then realized that it wasn't my story to tell, so I'm working on re-doing it. I'm working on another book that I feel has promise, but man, … Continue reading How 5 Great Writers Started Their First Books

A Century of Terror: The 100 Best Horror Movies of the Last 100 Years

I love horror movies. I'm pretty proud of myself for having seen most of the movies on this list. In the last 100 years, the horror genre (lovingly honored in the documentary Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue) has seen a lot of changes, but in some pretty important ways, remains the same. It's all … Continue reading A Century of Terror: The 100 Best Horror Movies of the Last 100 Years

Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

I used to write for a site called LitStack. It was run by an incredible group of people who just loved books. All kinds of books written by all kinds of people. I penned a number of reviews as well as several "open" pieces that were included with similar articles written by the other contributors … Continue reading Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

I began my brutal addiction to comic books in 1980. At the time, I wasn’t overly discerning. I would read both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but as time went on, Marvel became my main fix with GI Joe, the Avengers, John Byrne’s amazing run on Fantastic Four, and Chris Claremont’s equally-outstanding tenure on X-Men. Read the rest of my … Continue reading The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever

I've been reading/collecting comic books since about the age of five. They have been there for me when I needed companionship & when I've needed to escape. I used to do some writing for a great site called LitStack. It's a place for book reviews & anything literary. I wrote there under my pen name … Continue reading My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever