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If You Need a Wing

Several months ago, spurred on by reports of rape, assault, and harassment at conventions, I reached out to a number of friends to get their feedback on something I wanted to call The Wing Initiative—intended to be an affiliation of people dedicated to helping make conventions and conferences into safer spaces, to provide support and backup to those who either did not feel safe or who had been assaulted or …Read More

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