Dashes of Dark Fiction


Today, I completed the first act of my current work-in-progress,”TAA,” which places me close to the halfway point, give or take a few thousand words. This deeply in, I can state with relative certainty that this is not a horror novel. Not exactly, anyway. Because “TAA” is all about temptation, greed, and the battle betweenContinue reading “Dashes of Dark Fiction”

The Crimson Corset: The Story Behind the Story


The Crimson Corset is a vampire novel, but to me, it is more than that. It is a representation of human descent, the power of influence, the corruption of greed, the savagery of addiction, the lust for domination … it is a representation of the human will, and a testament to the strength of familyContinue reading “The Crimson Corset: The Story Behind the Story”

Writing with T & A: Psychic Vampires


If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve no doubt run into a psychic vampire or two. These passive-aggressive hangers-on will, if allowed, suck your life force away, all the while paying you compliments, asking for advice, and creating drama meant to suck you into their world and make you worry about their well-being. TheContinue reading “Writing with T & A: Psychic Vampires”

Richard Christian Matheson is on Haunted Nights LIVE Tonight!


He is an acclaimed bestselling author. His fiction has appeared in 125 major anthologies. He’s a screenwriter and executive producer for television and film. He’s worked with Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bryan Singer, and legendary CREAM drummer, Ginger Baker. The man has done a lot things, so really, it was just a matterContinue reading “Richard Christian Matheson is on Haunted Nights LIVE Tonight!”

The Crimson Corset


As promised, with the release of The Cliffhouse Haunting – which can be purchased now at Amazon – I am disclosing a teaser of my upcoming solo project titled The Crimson Corset. The Crimson Corset will be finished later this summer. Coming this Summer The Crimson Corset   Welcome to Crimson Cove Sheltered by ancient redwoods,Continue reading “The Crimson Corset”

Two a.m.


March 12, 2015 It’s been a decade since I began concentrating my energy and aiming my efforts at a specific destination – and only in the past year or two have things started to make some sense. The journey from there to here has been a long hard practice in blind faith, and while the distanceContinue reading “Two a.m.”

The Heart Does Not Grow Back


Sometimes, you read a book, and it reaches into you and rearranges things. You don’t usually know exactly what’s changing, only that some quiet alteration has been made – and that somewhere down the line, you’ll likely react differently to a situation, solve a problem in a new way, or draw an unexpected conclusion aboutContinue reading “The Heart Does Not Grow Back”

Walking Fine Lines… and Writing Them, Too


Even as a kid, I loved writing and spent hours composing poems, song lyrics, and scribbling out short stories. As I grew older, my interest in the craft continued to build, but none of these formats gave me the room I needed. For me, writing novels was the next logical step. Between 1997 and 2005,Continue reading “Walking Fine Lines… and Writing Them, Too”

But wait! There’s More!


Also confirmed today: Kealan Patrick Burke is coming to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Currency of Souls, Stage Whispers, and Master of the Moors, just to name a few. He is also a fantastic book designer who has designed cover art for such authors as RichardContinue reading “But wait! There’s More!”

Workin’ On Our Night Moves…


Today, Tamara Thorne and I are writing the final scenes of the 5th installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest, which will be titled, Night Moves. In number 5, we shed a little more light on some of our favorite characters, which means we also return to Belinda, who was last seen in the east wing of Ravencrest where sheContinue reading “Workin’ On Our Night Moves…”