Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's Here!

Here it is! The Maze is now available on! Follow the link below, and happy reading!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


You know how, a few posts ago, I said the scariest thing was that giant spider from Lord of the Rings? I lied.

Roaches, man. Roaches are the scariest thing ever.

Maybe it's because we don't get them very often, but I'm never expecting them and they always scare me. And they only ever appear in two places-cheap hotel bathrooms, à la Psycho, or outside.

And they always wait until you're relaxed to run out at you, the sorry buggers. They do it on purpose, I know it. Maybe they're gloating that they survived extinction and the dinosaurs did not. Maybe they just have bad timing. Or maybe they've seen Psycho too many times and want to hear your shriek of panic.

See you tomorrow. Check here for the link to The Maze-I'll post it the minute I get it.

Something's in the walls...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I Spy

I think I got the picture to turn out well. Of course, I know where everything is, so maybe not. I mostly just wanted to try to write an I Spy riddle.

" I spy glasses, a teapot, Poe.
A skull, a raven, a key and a toad..
HIDE, puppies, a girl in a bow.
A white lace fan and one black rose."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Another Photo

I was bored. So I took a picture.

I wonder what possessed them to leave so suddenly...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One Week

No, this not a reference to that one song. But if you sing that on karaoke night, you're awesome.

One more week. I don't really have anything to say except that, so take this tidbit of information: Maxwell Raven is Nathan Raven's grandson. The more you know...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Another 'Set' Photo

Once again, I indulged my inner set designer. I tried to make it an I Spy game, but my camera is small and I couldn't quite make it work. Sorry about that.

This old cupboard might have been located in the nursery, once upon a time.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

'Set' Picture

I'll admit it. If I didn't enjoy writing so much, I might look into set designing. It just looks fun. And it's so important-the mood of anything depends on the little details people might not even notice. Take your typical abandoned house. Sheets on the mirrors, cobwebs everywhere, dust on the floor...yeah, big deal. But if you look closer, there might be other touches-cigars in an ashtray or a cracked picture. And all of that comes together to make a creepy room that just screams, 'bad place, bad place!'

So I indulged my inner set designer this afternoon and made a 'snapshot' of one of the rooms in Raven Manor. Well, a corner of one of the rooms, because I'm small and most of my furniture is too heavy to drag around for the sake of a picture. It didn't turn out half-bad, if I do say so myself.

See? Not bad. I'd imagine it being in the master bedroom, maybe. You know, before the fire...too much. Ignore that last bit.


Saturday, August 10, 2013



Twelve days until The Maze. What happened? Where did last year go?

I don't know if you guys are excited or not, but I'm on some kind of perpetual caffeine high. Seriously, it's like Christmas or something. I can't believe it's practically here!

I have all of you to thank for it, you know. Writing is fun, but it's even more fun when you've got an audience. So thank you for being my audience. It's very much appreciated.

TWELVE MORE DAYS. Maybe I'll do something fun for the last seven. Samples or pictures or something. We'll see. I have no idea what I'm doing, after all.


Friday, August 9, 2013

National Book Lovers Day

So. According to the internet, today is National Book Lovers Day. The more you know...

That's really all. I don't have anything interesting to write about. So. Go curl up with a good book or your e-reader. And if you haven't read it, check out The Book Thief. Your world will be changed, I promise. Tears may ensue.


Thursday, August 1, 2013


Holy moly, Batman! It's August! You know what that means, don't you?


When did that happen? Seriously, when did that happen? I'm sitting here in my armchair wondering how August came so quickly.

So. Twenty-two more days. Then I'll quit blogging about it. Maybe six months down the road I'll go, 'remember The Maze? Yeah, when I was writing it...'

Or maybe not. Odds are good I'll be gushing over the next one. And I think you'll really like the next one.

See you soon.