What an honor to be a preliminary judge in The Apparitionist contest! Thanks to Tryon Arts and Crafts School, I get to read a whole slew of wonderful scary stories to help whittle down the list of nominees for the head judge. I have to say I am impressed so far with the quality of the … More #amjudging
That’s me back there holding up the outhouse. For this shoot, we drove to Lone Pine, California, known for its unique scenery and a favorite filming location since the 1920s. We stayed overnight in what was then the only motel in town. I watched the spiders on the ceiling all night. It was May of 1986. Fast forward … More #TBT posing with boulders
What an amazing summer I’ve had! It’s no secret that I love this little town, tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. The folks in Tryon embrace art and artists like nowhere else I know, and I was so lucky to release my book while I was here for the … More Thank you, Tryon!
Enjoy this Kindle special August 31-September 7. Also on sale in the UK. (Cake not included.)
The phenomenal Caroline Fogerty performed my story “The Food Prude” at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. What a great night!
At my Coffee Talk reading yesterday I stressed the value of artists’ groups. Maybe because creating art is such a solitary effort, I think it’s important to get together with other artists and like-minded folks. Sharing information and experiences can be invaluable. I’ve joined several writers’ groups since I started writing, and have always been attracted … More Group hug