From death till dawn...


For me, the process of writing starts from the deepest graves of my mind. Ideas crawl their way to the surface until they reach the light of dawn. That in between time, that twilight, brings the magic of life to my settings and my characters. When I hear their voices, I must write their stories. For that magic to happen, I much search for the exquisite darkness in the day-to-day. Won't you step inside my mind? There's all sorts of horrorble things inside.

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June 24, 2014

“I wish to weep

but sorrow is stupid.

I wish to believe

but belief is a graveyard.” 

                      —Charles Bukowski


Apparently, many of my issues with this blog will be ongoing, as there seems to be no solutio...

June 19, 2014

I have been having issues with my blog comments feature. It started after I commented with the winner for Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers—it stopped allowing more comments on the post.


For this week's Rainbow Rowell Landline contest, it won't show all the comments that wer...

June 12, 2014

"Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth." —Friedrich Nietzsche


Last week's contest winner is announced at the end of this post. Thank you to all who entered. Please enter this week's contest...

June 5, 2014

"A very merry unbirthday to you!"

—Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland


It's my birth month and I'll give books away if I want to! Today marks the first of FOUR June give-a-ways! 


What am I giving away this week?

I am excited to offer a get-it-before-you-can-buy-it!—autogr...

June 1, 2014

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."—Oprah Winfrey


I have so many things I want to talk about. In fact, I have 3 posts sitting half-finished in the drafts section of my blog. But I am currently on the train heading home...

May 22, 2014

Settle in with a cup of coffee folks. This is a long one.


Last night, I went to the Odyssey Bookshop in Hadley to hear Tony DiTerlizzi speak. The Odyssey was his last stop on tour for The Battle for Wondla. He captured the audience from the moment he jumped to the fron...

May 13, 2014

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.”

Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You'll Go!


I have always been good...

May 5, 2014

"They got a brand new dance.

It's called the [NESCBWI] shuffle. 

It don't matter if you're young or you're old

We're going to show you how it goes!"

Cupid Shuffle by Cupid (edited by Sera Rivers)


You never know who you're going to meet at NESCBWI. And I'm not just talking...

May 1, 2014

I am Caucasian by social standards. But I don't feel "white." I know that is an odd statement to make, so let me explain.


My skin is olive-toned. My eyes are brown. My hair is brown. My father is Irish with the bluest eyes you've ever seen. My mother is Italian and Bla...

April 29, 2014

My new site is LIVE! Finally! But it's still under construction!


I promise I will be back to update you all on my writing and life ASAP. For now, please peruse my site. Any feedback would be fantastic. 

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