In the lobby of the Lansburg Theatre in D.C., a sign warns patrons of loud noises, strobing lights, and live animals. It was a plain white signboard with black lettering that in no way prepared me for what I was about to see. In short, the most intense, immersive theatrical experience of my life: George … More Big Brother (and the Shakespeare Theatre Company) is Watching You
This has been a jam-packed Fall, and it isn’t even Halloween yet! (Which, by the way, I’m spending watching a production of Dracula on the stage. How fitting!) In September I was thrilled to be a part of two reading series: The Inner Loop and Fall for the Book, the annual literary festival at George … More Fall Fun So Far
Spring semester is in full swing, and I’m not too surprised that as my workload went up, my blog posts went down. BUT… big things are coming down the pipeline, so I wanted to share a quick roundup: FIRST: I’ll be visiting my alma mater, Hartwick College on March 10th as part of their Visiting … More The Scoop!
My year, that is. I know, I know, it’s New Year’s Eve and for the last few weeks the internet has been abuzz with all those 2014 Best of/Worst of lists that either make you roll your eyes or make you drop whatever work-related task you’re doing and scroll through with mild interest for five … More I think whirlwind just about covers it…
Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I made a plug for #ArchivesMonth in my post on defeating writer’s block. Well, yesterday, I took a trip (for a class) to the Library of Congress in D.C. and through some individual research and a meeting or two with amazing librarians, was introduced to the behemoth that … More Discoveries at the Library of Congress, or how I finally got into that gorgeous reading room.
Last week, as I was leaving an evening class exhausted and focused on the traffic I was going to face on the way home, I came to a crosswalk. The cars flew by, guided by a student wearing a neon yellow vest and waving a glowing red baton. I stood, slightly impatient at the hold … More Awesome Dadness Spotted
Some of you may noticed that my blog has a killer new banner for Into the Night. Previously it was a gorgeous and serene sunset picture. Since vampires are kind of allergic to the sun, I thought a new banner might be appropriate. Club Oasis is the main nightclub featured in Into the Night. As we get closer to … More New Club Oasis Banner!
Today I finished reading Bird Box, Josh Malerman’s (very recently pubbed) debut novel. I’m a lover of creepy reads. I write some blood-soaked fiction myself. But Malerman’s book is a whole ‘nother level of scary. Brief synopsis: Mallory lives in a world that has gone mad. If she opens her eyes and looks outside, she may see … More Screw Sight. Let’s talk about the Other Four Senses
Last night I had the immense pleasure of meeting actor and comedian, Hal Sparks. Most people know him either through his stand-up, or through his appearances on the VH1 series, “I Love the 80s.” I grew to admire him under very different circumstances. I first knew him as Michael Novotny on the five season run … More Stand-up Comedy, Hal Sparks and Storytelling
Hello you beautiful people! Thank you all so much for checking out my cover for Into the Night when it dropped back in May. Now we move on to the next step in this amazing book publishing process. I’m now officially listed on Amazon for pre-order! Click here to pre-order your copy now. I promise that … More Into the Night is Available for Pre-Order on Amazon!