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Writing For a Better World

I returned late last night from the DFW Writers’ Conference, deeply tired but very happy to have spent several days with such a diverse group of writers. I’m so grateful for the invitation and for the enthusiasm and kindness shown to me by organizers, attendees, and other guests alike. Most of all, I have to thank Jennifer Duggins for both her efforts and her effervescent presence. I was inspired this …Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line Doesn’t Want You to Know

Last week, my family and I set off on a Hawaiian islands cruise with my wife’s entire family. Her parents were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and wanted everyone along for the trip. It was incredibly generous of them. My father-in-law is a remarkable man, 89 years old and still works four days a week on machines at the machining company he founded many decades ago. You read that right. …Read More

Golden Interviews Flanagan & Howard (Oculus, Gerald’s Game, Ouija 2)

An Interview with Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard In celebration of the release of my new horror novel, DEAD RINGERS, I set out to chat with some of my favorite filmmakers this week…beginning with the OCULUS team of Flanagan & Howard. Check it out! For years, American horror cinema endured an ironic withering.  Studios continued to make the occasional horror film, but too many were made for the wrong reasons …Read More

Enter the DEAD RINGERS Photo Contest – Creepy Photos, Creepy Judges, Great Prizes!

Time to get your evil on!  (And your photoshop skills!) In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson said “in each of us, two natures are at war — the good and the evil.”  For the DEAD RINGERS Photo Contest, I want to see both of your natures on display.  As the novel opens, Frank Lindbergh is assaulted in his home by a man who …Read More

Halloween Book Festival – October 3rd, 2015

Dear friends…more to come, but I wanted to get the word out now! Saturday, October 3rd, I’ll be hosting the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival (*free* and open to the public!) Where: ACT Theater Company, 1632 Osgood Street, Osgood Landing, North Andover, MA 01845. http://www.acttheatercompany.com When: 10/3/15 from 1pm till 7:30pm. What: Horror and Suspense authors from New England – and all around the Northeast U.S. – will be selling and …Read More