UGLYVILLE: Writing an Untypical YA Book

| May 26, 2015

My new novella UGLYVILLE has just been released, and, like my debut novel DEAD SIZE, I once again can’t really tell you who the audience is for it. I describe it as a True Crime-inspired (it’s presented as nonfiction, in diary form) Young Adult book. But I didn’t consider it a YA story as I […]

A Hole Away from Home

| August 22, 2014

In recognition of me starting my Masters program in Writing Studies… Recently, while sifting through some ancient papers of mine, I found this curious paragraph written, by hand, when I was in middle school. It’s probably the oldest piece of my writing I still possess (excluding a rather tepid poem called “Arizona Highway”). I have […]

Author Talk: Q&A with Russ Colchamiro

| March 18, 2014

I will be hawking my wares, reading from said wares, and possibly defiling same said wares at the upcoming TWISTED WORLD VILLAINS & VIXENS convention in Philadelphia (well, King of Prussia, but close enough) the weekend of MARCH 28-30. I’ll also be sharing a table with fellow author/rapscallion RUSS COLCHAMIRO. In anticipation of this dynamic pairing, we […]


| November 4, 2013

As a young teen I wasn’t the avid reader of novels I am today. Maybe I didn’t have the patience for them back then; my hyperkinetic mind couldn’t yet commit to long-form genre literature. I do remember getting through a few Stephen King books, and some by John Saul and John Coyne, but mostly I […]

The Cult of Originality vs. The Coffers of Formula

| April 22, 2013

I have a chronic creativity problem: I like to be different. This may sound like a great problem to have… except it becomes a challenge when marketing my writing. Take my debut novel DEAD SIZE. Is it a Contemporary Fantasy? Yes. Mystery Suspense? Sure. Dark Comedy? You betcha. Etcetera. Etcetera. Because it contains elements of […]