The Important Business of Being Lazy

I've been a little busy lately...and a little lazy. First, my old laptop died. Looks like I will have to get another one. I've been expecting that because it was old. Other things have been pressing upon my time. The net result is I haven't been writing. I'm not too irked about that, either. I'm …

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Diana Damrau as Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote

Many divas have tried their hand at this role.  No one can match Diana Damrau.  She is the Queen of Night.  She's beautiful and evil and she scares the living hell out of you. Which is what the character is supposed to do. When she comes at you  with those eyes you can't help but …

“Western Horror, My Interview with Kenneth Mark Hoover” by Darke Conteur

Darke Conteur interviewed me recently and we talked about a lot of things including the current state of publishing and genre. I had a good time doing this interview and I hope you like it, too. Here's the link to the interview. Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to leave a comment and let …

Dark Secrets of Blood and Mythical Power in the Streets of Haxan

When I wrote "Alpenglow' I knew I was going to be pushing a boundary or two. Which is fine because that's how I write anyway and that sort of viewpoint always works well in Haxan. I've had several readers remark how this story creeped them out. I can see why and I'd be less than …

Leontyne Price Sings Her Farewell in Aida

Leontyne Price was a famous African American singer.  She was best known for her role as Aida, the black slave girl in the opera of the same name. During the 50s and 60s she endured racism and other humiliations like not being allowed to sleep in the same hotel as the white singers.  Nevertheless her …

Fishing the Styx: Moby-Dick and Dante’s Inferno, with horror and revenge served cold in Hell….

As a writer I like all my stories. I would not submit them for publication if I felt they had nothing to give readers. But I have to admit there are some stories that are very important to me for one reason or another. "Fishing the Styx" is such a story. I have always loved …