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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ding Dong, The Author's Dead!

Be careful who you trust. They say it takes a lifetime to build trust and only a second to destroy it. How true that is. I thought I finally found the one person I could trust more than anyone. He was a true friend indeed and was there more for me than my own family. I never would have hurt him in a million years. But I got involved with something I shouldn't have. It was the beginning of the end for me.

All my life I wanted to be a writer. I enjoyed bringing my worlds to life and letting other people travel through my imagination. For twenty-nine years, I brought you tales of lost souls, the dead rising, calls from beyond the grave, alien encounters, serial killers on the loose, fantastic creatures, and much more. But I had one real fantasy my whole adult life. My characters were part of that dream. I wrote from my desires.

Then I met him.

And I asked him to help me research my next novel.

It was going to be my best ever.

I got obsessed. It was my downfall. He used that against me. Trust turned into threats. My precious words were being used against me. If I didn't do as he asked, he would turn me into a common criminal and have me carted off to jail. My pictures were being used against me. If I didn't bend to his will, they would be plastered everywhere to ruin me. My book was being used to hurt me. He was taking my cover files and making sure I no longer pursued my research.

I was so terrified by this point that I felt the only way out was to end my life.

Writing was all I had. Without it,  I am nothing. I have no will left to create any more characters. The fantasy was turned into something ugly and I'm left with fear and revulsion.

Trust and friendship is overrated. I trusted the best friend of all. Turns out, I had no such friend, and now I'm left with nothing.

I'm tired. I'm scared. I'm depressed.

I'm just done.

SP

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Nightmares That Keep Us Awake

I write horror stories and I would be honored to take your worst nightmares and turn them into scary tales for the world to read. I am looking for dark tales of things that go bump in the night, monsters under the bed,darkness that pulls at your very soul send me your worst dreams. Only the most surreal and terrifying of nightmares will become reality as their stories are put into words.

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Dark Recess of the Mind: Exercises for Writers

Enjoy these monthly writing exercises to help jumpstart your next story.

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Dead Endings

Aubrey Jameson hated Halloween, ever since her mother had been killed on that fateful night seven years ago . It was a holiday better left alone. But now she’s sixteen and the cute boy at school asked her to attend a Halloween party. How could she say no? Unfortunately, destiny is about to replay itself. Aubrey and her father get pulled into a deadly cat and mouse game with a stranger and DEAD ENDINGS are in store for all but one of the players. Happy Halloween!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Internet is a Scary, Not-So-Safe Haven...Beware!

Dead: two children and one woman. Imprisoned: three men who were directly involved in murder. Implicated: the Internet sites where they talked, vented, plotted. At risk: all of us, and our children, whether we're on the streets or in front of our computers.

http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/psychology/bloggers-who-kill/1.html

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Resolutions!


Welcome to 2014. Here are my character's resolutions for the new year:

Blaze Kerrigan: Get a good night's sleep.
Dylan Kerrigan: Get laid. Get a job.
Jenna Michaels: Find the man of her dreams; stay alive long enough to get to know him.

Angelique Chevalier: Win a Pulitzer.
Matthew Knight: Schedule at least one vacation this year.
Kyle Abernathy: To become immortal and rule the world.

Galen Hawkeye: To get out from beneath the shadow of his father; start a life of his own.
Olstek: To overcome the evil influences building up within him; to learn to control his magic.
Alyssa Moravian: Find adventure and see the world so that she can become a better ruler.
Klytepra: To become a master with the staff.