One of the hardest parts of writing creature fiction is coming up with original ideas. It doesn’t matter whether your monsters are located in the physical or spirit realm—making frightening entities that people haven’t already seen zillions of times is tough. From things that mimic every form of insect, to gigantic, shapeless alien blobs, it… Read More Creating Original Creatures: Inspiring Monster Lore from Around the World
A little late, but just wanted to say I hope you all had a great day. If you’re in a relationship, I hope you get everything you dream out of tonight. If you’re single, I hope you own it! Freedom and independence are gifts. Check out my latest video if you need a pep talk:… Read More Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hey guys! Here’s my latest video where I discuss my thoughts on commonly complained about apocalyptic tropes.
Happy 2017! I haven’t posted here in ages, but now that a new year and new wave of energy has arrived, it’s time to get this blog active again. I’ve been going through the process of rebranding my author name for some time now. I mentioned this on my author Facebook page, Twitter, and Youtube… Read More My Author Rebranding: Navigating the Jungles of Change
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or mental-health professional. Just another human who struggles with this stuff. I understand what it’s like to read advice that doesn’t work for you. I never want anyone to feel like I’m underestimating the seriousness of depression or other disorders. If you’re in a crisis and need help now, the… Read More Self-Care Tips: Bouncing Back After a Breakdown
Monday is my thirty-fourth birthday, and on paper, I’ve accomplished nothing. Actually, if we’re being technical, I’m going in reverse. I once had a book deal. I once had a cool apartment in Denver. I once had a plan for my life that looked different from what is currently happening. To quote one of my… Read More Happy Birthday to Me: AKA, My Official “Separating from My Publisher” Post