HWA Scary Writers: Leigh Lane

Jane the hippie vampire

 (So, here is our next HWA writer. Leigh M. Lane has been writing for over twenty years. She has ten published novels and twelve published short stories divided between different genre-specific pseudonyms. She is married to editor Thomas B. Lane, Jr. and currently resides in the outskirts of Sin City. Her traditional Gothic horror novel, Finding Poe, was a 2013 EPIC Awards finalist in horror. Her other novels include World-Mart, a tribute to Orwell, Serling, and Vonnegut, and the dark al … [Read more...]

Horror Writer Goes in Seach of Michigan Dogman…Will Said Author Return Alive?

In search of Dogman

Sometimes, writers hit a wall. It happens to the best of us. I won’t call it “writer’s block”. This frightening tale is an urban legend used to scare young  and developing storytellers. Anyone with a work ethic can find a way to put words on a computer screen. Maybe what a person writes is bad, but it can always be rewritten. There's no such thing as not being able to write at all.However, at some point, a writer comes to a point where the Well of Imagination from The Mystical Realm of Creati … [Read more...]

HWA Scary Writers: Tom Calen

Tom Calen

(As everyone knows, I just became a fully active (and proud) member of the Horror Writer's Association. So, I thought it would be a cool way to celebrate Halloween by interviewing some writer's from the HWA about the genre. Tom Calen has some great insights below...) What made you want to write horror?By the fourth or fifth grade, I had made my way through Poe and was on to Shelley and Stoker. About a year after that, I “borrowed” my sister’s copy of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. I was blown away … [Read more...]

Why Reformation Day is Dumb…

Luther pumpkin

Reformation Day is Dumb.There, I've said it. I've been wanting to say it for as long as I can remember.As many of you recall, I just resigned my Presbyterian ordination back in April. It was not an "I'm angry at Evangelicals" decision. It was a deeper, more profound reconnection with the Catholicism of my youth. While I've not "taken the Tiber plunge" just yet, much of my system of Christian thought is now fully Catholic.Now, some of you may be asking, "What the heck is Reformation … [Read more...]

GGR visits Robert Kurtzman’s Institute of Art, Creature Corps and Mad FX Lab

Robert Kurtzman

This week, I was graciously granted an opportunity to visit Creature Corps in Crestline Ohio to speak with Robert Kurtzman, world renowned Director/Producer/Special Effects Creator about the Kurtzman Institute of Art and his amazing new haunt, the Mad FX Lab.  For SFX and horror movie geeks like me, this was an unbelievably exciting moment.  For those of you who may or may not admit to hiding under your bed from the monsters Mr. Kurtzman created over the last three decades, let’s review just a fe … [Read more...]


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