Winter-ish Updatery

I guess winter is here, right? The Christmas lights are up, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the 90mph Santa Anas are setting the hills on fire… You may have noticed my banner has changed (the first wave of some website changes to come). A new Ink Gorilla lurks in the banner, regarding visitors with a chary eye. The new banner is courtesy my amazing friend Galen Dara, who captured ole IG perfectly. Galen, he’s amazing. Thank you. Galen also drew another ape from a story of mine for her 30 Characters challenge, which I love. There are some other wonderful characters in her feed, so go check them out. I’m still going full ahead on the novel, though some days it’s more like 1/4 impulse and the next day Warp 5. I’ve (mostly) grown used to the fact that this is the way that novels are made, or … Continue reading

Reflections on World Horror Convention 2011

A couple of weekends ago, I attended the 2011 World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas.  Despite my intentions to write it up immediately, I found myself in the thick of a busy workweek and post-con exhaustion (as well as some other writing projects I’ll announce soon). But better late than never! I’d never been to WHC so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I primarily went to see old friends and do some more Rigor Amortis promotion (thanks, Edge). But I had a fantastic time. I had planned to write up the panels and discuss in detail all the things I did while there, but in the process I came away with two realizations about my writing that I wanted to talk about instead: 1) I’m more of a horror writer than I thought. I used to be much more into reading horror when I was younger. I cut my teeth … Continue reading