Mad and Dead: Monstrous Women, Transgressive Sexuality, and Postmodern Paranoia

I have a couple of posts coming up that talk about different aspects of my trip to Transylvania for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF). For now, please to enjoy the PowerPoint of the paper I presented for the academic conference. I’ll be submitting the full paper for publication. Mad and Dead

CANINES: A SUPPOSED CRIMES ANTHOLOGY

Title: Canines: A Supposed Crimes Anthology Authors: Kaden Shay, A. M. Hawke, Jennifer Loring, Christopher Michael Carter, Landon Dixon, Lela E. Buis Date of Publication: September 1, 2016 ISBN: 9781944591038 (ebook) Contact Information: owner@supposedcrimes.com Category: Gay Erotica, Lesbian, Paranormal, Historical On Sale: Available FREE at the Supposed Crimes Website and Smashwords. More shops coming soon.Continue reading “CANINES: A SUPPOSED CRIMES ANTHOLOGY”

The Beauty of OneNote

I’m not writing this post to instruct you on all the helpful ways you can use Microsoft’s OneNote (free download!) to organize, research, and plot your novel. That has been done before, and certainly better, in places like this and this. My purpose is to share with you how OneNote helped me discover the storyContinue reading “The Beauty of OneNote”

30 Days of Night

I am an unabashed nerd who goes to comic book conventions and plays video games. Graphic novels are one of my favorite things in the world. I’ve owned 30 Days of Night for many years, probably since shortly after it was released, and it provided a much-needed respite from the romantic, whiny bullshit that hadContinue reading “30 Days of Night”

The Funeral

“The Funeral” is Richard Matheson’s absurd yet charming short story about a vampire who wishes to attend his own funeral. His guests include familiar faces, particularly from the 30s and 40s era of horror films–a hunchback, a werewolf, a witch and, well, more vampires. As with I Am Legend, Matheson questions our perception of theContinue reading “The Funeral”

I Am Legend

It’s been difficult for me to reconcile the fact that Richard Matheson, who wrote the fantastic and influential vampire novella I Am Legend, is the same man who went on to write Hell House. My brain did not break over sentences punctuated with endless adverbs, or a bizarre obsession with a character’s breasts (as exploredContinue reading “I Am Legend”