The Fanatics of Utrum

I was not kidding when I said I have a lot of ideas for stories with vampires. This is the opening of another that I worked on somewhere around 2016, I think. Admittedly, this story was going to include a wide range of fantasy creatures and be more reminiscent of a setting you might find … Continue reading The Fanatics of Utrum

Fiction Sample

I've been just a little obsessed with vampires since I was 9-10 and had a nightmare that woke me in terror and sent me running to my parents' room for comfort, something that almost never happened because of a dream. I loved reading vampire novels, watching vampire movies, and the occasional vampire TV show, like … Continue reading Fiction Sample

I Don’t Think I Can Add This Job To My Resume

I've never exactly been in step with society or people in general. I'm off the beaten path, marching to the beat of my own drum - however you want to say it. That's usually not intentional. I'm pretty sure it would have happened with or without the homeschooling and religious brainwashing. I come from a … Continue reading I Don’t Think I Can Add This Job To My Resume

Reading that Shapes the Writer: Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is my favorite classic and probably my favorite novel that is not in the speculative fiction genre. I can trace my love of entertaining dialogue, social interaction and skillful mockery of human foibles to Austen, before I ever found my way to Pratchett or Adams. This book is often thought … Continue reading Reading that Shapes the Writer: Pride & Prejudice