Books

When Vampires Go Bad

In a previous blog entry, I addressed the subculture of vampirism in which people practice bloodletting and consumption, or vampirism that consists of siphoning off another person’s energy, but most of these self-professed vampires are living a lifestyle that doesn’t involve actually hurting anyone. In Whickering Place, the second book of the Legacy of Darkness… Continue reading When Vampires Go Bad

Stumbling Across Disorders and Diseases

I don’t usually adhere to that old, tired adage “write what you know.” Why would I want to write about what I know? I write to move out of my regular life and explore other worlds and other people’s lives with different problems than my own. Whenever I’ve written about something close to home, it… Continue reading Stumbling Across Disorders and Diseases

Vampires are people too

Whickering Place is a multilayered supernatural thriller with a love story and internal/external conflicts. One of the external conflicts involves a vampire cult that is actively and successfully recruiting, and you know … just killing a few people along the way. As a little introduction, I thought it might be interesting to cast some light… Continue reading Vampires are people too

Inspiring a Haunted House

Whickering Place just released yesterday, and I’m so excited about this story, the characters, and the setting. Before I even started writing, I knew I wanted to set the follow-up to The Meadows in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is one of my favorite towns in the world. It’s an artsy mountain setting and one of… Continue reading Inspiring a Haunted House

The Dark Side of Whickering Place

This house nearly killed me. Not literally, of course, but writing about it was not easy. Whickering Place comes out on Tuesday. This is probably one of the toughest novels I’ve ever written, for a variety of reasons. First of all, I was trying to finish it just as my best friend passed away from… Continue reading The Dark Side of Whickering Place