Fear and Fascination: Part Three – Zombies

Please note: this post is the third entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the previous entries on ghosts and vampires, please click here and here. Introduction Zombie films have a special place in my heart because they combine an old Haitian bogeyman with a dose of humor and gooey special effects. … Continue Reading →


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 →


G is for Goodkind

“There is no mercy when fighting the Keeper.”