Fear and Fascination: Part Two – Vampires

  Please note: this post is the second entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the first entry on ghosts, please click here. Introduction I love vampire stories, but I do not, in general, find them frightening. I’m not sure why, exactly, as they … Continue Reading →


Fear and Fascination: Part One – Ghosts

  Introduction Fall is finally on its way here in the southern U.S., and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s my favorite time of year for a lot of reasons–the cooler temps, the changing color of the leaves, the temporary elimination of the worst bugs–but one thing I absolutely love … Continue Reading →


TLN Update – #amreading

Um, let’s see… Fiction: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, and The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns. Nonfiction: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler, Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine, and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron         Fiction: The Legend of Drizzt … Continue Reading →


The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel: A Review and Giveaway

  Overview Fully entitled The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel: Stop Procrastinating and Get it Done by Anita Evensen, this book is a quick read that offers a lot of great “getting started” type information. While it’s clearly not aimed at the more established or professional writer, the topics covered provide … Continue Reading →


U is for Ulysses

“If Socrates leaves his house today he will find the sage seated on his doorstep. If Judas go forth tonight it is to Judas his steps will tend.’ Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, … Continue Reading →