Growing up with Christian Horror

People like horror because it speaks to something primal that still exists within them. It forces them to face things they’re hardwired to be afraid of. What do you do, then, if you’re a Christian teen growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s at the height of the “Satanic Panic,” and not allowed to watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th? Maybe … Continue reading Growing up with Christian Horror

Exordium: Sneak Preview

From Effugium book IV: CHAPTER ONE “Saints, it is with great pleasure that we gather here today for the perfectly pious purpose of presenting yet another of our precious progeny to the Creators. It shall be a new creature, filled with the spirit of the Fathers, the Sons, the Holy Ghosts and the blessed Prophet Himself.” Father Xooka heard scattered grumbles and mumbles from the … Continue reading Exordium: Sneak Preview

What a great review.

I happened to check my Amazon listings yesterday and noticed a new review had popped up. I was delighted to discover that it was thoughtful, fair, well-thought out. I absolutely love this review, because a complete stranger took note of the originality of my Kryuss Trilogy. Called the writing excellent. Two major things I was shooting for. The goal was to be as bizarrely unique … Continue reading What a great review.

Hardwired

So much has already been written on the theory of the human brain being hardwired for belief in the supernatural that this post will be far better served by linking to more in-depth expert dissertations and articles on the matter instead of attempting to explore it myself. Long story short, it’s been posited that people are instinctively geared towards worshipping a higher power. Some religious … Continue reading Hardwired

Exitium has arrived.

I’ve been into science fiction since I was a kid, but more often than not I find myself wishing it was a little less stuffy and pretentious, and a little more human and real. I’m far less interested in the nuts and bolts of sci-fi than I am the idea of everyday people reacting to and adapting to extraordinary circumstances. Douglas Adams made science fiction … Continue reading Exitium has arrived.

Exitium is a weird book

Work on the initial draft of Exitium, the forthcoming final book in the trilogy begun with Effugium and Exsilum, has been completed. I’ve come to realize during these past few weeks that it’s a really weird book. I’m okay with that. In fact, I’m pleased. I like weird. That’s what I was going for. I like stuff that’s weird, makes sense, and is entertaining. That’s … Continue reading Exitium is a weird book

Unchain the Adverbs!

What an odd time to be alive. Nuance is lost. Critical thinking is scorned. Writers aren’t allowed to use words… “No!” he shouted. “No,” he said angrily. “No.” Okay, so I wouldn’t have used “angrily,” but sometimes only an adverb will do. They exist for reason. If they’re redundant or unnecessary, I avoid them. Duh. Anyway, these “rules” are not rules at all and change … Continue reading Unchain the Adverbs!