The Mask That Always Smiles…

Here’s a cool factoid for you. The longest biggest word in any of the major English-language dictionaries is ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.’ It comes in at a whopping forty-five letters and refers to a lung disease contracted by the inhalation of ultra-fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano. However, I disagree with all those learned journals. I think … Continue reading The Mask That Always Smiles…

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Book Review – The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

When Dallas William Mayr (Jack Ketchum) died of cancer on January 24, 2018, in New York City at the age of 71, the Internet was ablaze with tributes to a man considered to be one of the all-time great horror fiction writers. Throughout his writing career, Ketchum was the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards … Continue reading Book Review – The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

Book Review – Crafting Fiction Volume 1: Hard-Boiled Outlines by William Miller

I picked up a Kindle copy of this title because I’m a great believer in the old adage “you never stop learning,” and when it comes to writing fiction, it definitely applies. I’ve bought a few books on outlining over the years. I never finished reading any of them as I began to lose the … Continue reading Book Review – Crafting Fiction Volume 1: Hard-Boiled Outlines by William Miller

Book Review – The Fearing (Book One – Fire & Rain) by John F.D. Taff

I’m not a fan of spoiler-ridden book reviews, so I’m going to try to give you my thoughts on this title without giving too much away to detract from your reading pleasure. First of all, let me say a big “thank you” to Anthony Rivera and Grey Matter Press for the advanced reader copy. I … Continue reading Book Review – The Fearing (Book One – Fire & Rain) by John F.D. Taff

The Watcher

Ice-cold fingers of dread clutched at my heart as his face pressed against the window…watching. Oily smears trailed onto the glass from his forehead and an evil, psychotic grin manifested across his lips. Emotionless eyes tortured me as his face pressed against the window…watching. His demented grin increased. The sick bastard was reveling in my … Continue reading The Watcher

Famed Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Passes Away

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — Worldwide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as “The Conjuring” series and “The Amityville Horror,” died. She was 92. Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris McKinnell posted Friday on Facebook that Warren died in her sleep Thursday … Continue reading Famed Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Passes Away