Balancing act

Been working on the sequel to Hedge Doctor this week. I fixed my issues with opening of the first story (more or less), but now the feel of the rest of it, the emotional balance is off. I’m not sure how to round it out, or if I need to. This might all be in […]

Saturday Scenes

Been working on Last Call and the Red Witch this week. Wasn’t sure which one to post. Think I’m gonna Last Call this thing though… The trouble will be finding a non-spoilery scene… *** Rick followed Mina into a shadow and squatted beside her. She didn’t so much as glance at him. All her attention […]

Saturday Scenes

Since Monsters of Pittsburgh: Omnibus Edition comes out in a week I thought I’d share the opening. *** Most demon hunters were morning drinkers. Alcohol washed away the terrors after a night of killing monsters. At ten o’clock on a Friday night, Rita’s bar should have been empty. Instead, the glossy, wooden chairs were filled with […]

Saturday Scenes

Been working on my novel, The Red Witch, this week. I got to one of the parts that I have been dying to work on: Edie having visions of the past. *** Edie closed the door behind her and click of the lock was frighteningly final. She knew nobody had ever died going to see Prophecy, […]

Saturday Scenes

Been working on Hedge Doctor: Prom this week. The ringing of Jeff’s cell phone pealed in the silence of study hall. Heat spread across his face as he dug it out of his bag. “Mister Hanson, we have rules about phones.” Ice edged Miss Darling’s voice. He silenced the ringer as he read the screen. […]

Saturday Scenes

Been working on my novel this week, so I thought I’d share the opening to that: Sunlight crept over the trees and through her window. Audra rolled over, exposing her sweaty face to the fan, and fought to find sleep again. Summer vacation had started two weeks ago, and she was going to enjoy sleeping […]

Saturday Scenes

Working on one of my shorts: Missy Chambers kicked at the red and orange leaves as she waited for the bus back to her dorm. Soon enough they’d be raked and burned, but right now they smelled of autumn, and crunched under her sneakers. She loved Hyde Park in the fall. I can’t believe this […]

Saturday Scenes

Starting to clean up Monsters of Pittsburgh: Werewolves for publication. In honor of that I thought I’d show the opening. *** The slight shuffling of Maureen’s broken foot rolled Daisy Quinn off the cot and onto the cement floor before she woke up. “Twitchy, aren’t you?” Small, white teeth gleamed above Daisy. Maureen smiled too […]

Saturday Scenes

This week, one of my writing groups got into a discussion about traditional, stable families. You know, the Reeds, or hell, even the Ramanos. Since I tend to write about found family, most of my characters aren’t particularly fond of their families.  I wondered if I could write the other kind. Then I remembered that I […]

#Saturday Scenes

Almost missed it this week. But here we go, a scene from my novella, Monsters of Pittsburgh: Humans. *** The pile on his desk had shrunk to half its size when a knock broke Matty’s concentration. A shiver raced down his spine. A gruff voice spoke through the door. “It’s me. I brought you some […]