Love

  I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, the sun shining, the breeze moving through … Continue reading Love

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories earlier today, I found an instance where … Continue reading Undone

Be Timeless

    "Trends come and go. What is "fashionable" is changeable. Having style, however, is always cool, and never goes out of fashion. Be classic. Be timeless." ~ Teri Skultety   So much of this was supposed to be fun. It's also true that if you're serious about your work, whatever your art is, your … Continue reading Be Timeless

Journey’s End in Lovers Meeting: The Haunting of Hill House

  With β€œThe Haunting of Hill House,” Shirley Jackson is often credited with having set the standard for Gothic haunted house stories and rightly so. Dr. Montague, with a questionably morbid curiosity that readers of the genre have come to take for granted in its necessity for creating the backbone of why any of the … Continue reading Journey’s End in Lovers Meeting: The Haunting of Hill House