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

Whatever happened to Ronald McDonald?

If you hadn’t noticed, Ronald McDonald was discontinued in 2016, apparently due to the viral “Clown in the woods” news story. Well, I for one hadn’t noticed. I had no idea. 🤷🏻‍♂️ When I was about 19, sometime in the late ‘90s, Ronald arrived unannounced at the McDonald’s I was employed at. He waltzed back into the grill area like he owned the place and … Continue reading Whatever happened to Ronald McDonald?

THE ACT OF LAUGHING and GRAVE CONCERNS both free on BLACK FRIDAY

I wrote The Act of Laughing over ten years ago. It was the first book I ever attempted to write, and it reads like a Bentley Little or John Saul novel, basically. It’s about a modern-day Ba’al-worshipping cult that also functions as a homeowners association. It’s led by a former archaeologist named Donald Raines, who discovered this ancient, secret religion on one of his excursions … Continue reading THE ACT OF LAUGHING and GRAVE CONCERNS both free on BLACK FRIDAY