Introducing Trisha, Angel Apprentice

I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite characters in The Courier series. Trisha is a fun and spunky angel apprentice who tries to keep Barry in line, although it’s a constant challenge for her. I’ve been having the amazing RL Treadway draw the book covers and characters in the series, so I’d also like to thank her for doing such an amazing job, bringing Trisha to life. Please drop by her … Read more

The Masks We Wear

Time for some more fun with horror movies, this time crossing over with the masks that are so prevalent with the villains. Some masks are placed on the face, while others are the result of some physical modification. Halloween is the time of year we can also wear these masks with honor. What type of mask would you wear? Skin Masks From Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Motel Hell, or even the Whisperers in Walking Dead, … Read more

Horror Movie Locations Quiz

It’s time for a pop quiz! Here are 10 questions about the locations in some very popular 80s horror movies. How many do you know off the top of your head? NO GOOGLE LOOK UPS! 1. What is the name of the hotel in The Shining? 2. What town and state does Freddie Krueger enter your nightmares? 3. What is the name of the camp in Friday the 13th? 4. Where are the scientists in … Read more

‘Tis the Season for Frightful Fun

Fall is my favorite time of year, and October is probably my favorite month because weather’s so unpredictable in Colorado. The volatile month can vary as much as 50 degrees in a single day, with snow in the morning and warm sunshine in the afternoon. And how can you not love nature’s changing colors just before a harsh period of sleep and death. Then there’s Halloween, my favorite holiday. For us horror writers, it’s also … Read more

Mean Winnie Jean Halloween Fun

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! As far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts in September but officially on October 1st. Here are all the things I have planned for the holiday festivities. I hope you will join me! This month includes lots of FUN activities in my Handcuffed in Horror and Dark Media Book Club Facebook groups. If you’re not yet a member, hop on over and join us. We’ll be talking about books, movies, games and more all … Read more

Greetings from Margery the Demon

Margery the Demon wants her evil antics to garner as much attention as possible. She’s challenging you to download books in The Courier series for FREE. Hurry on over to Amazon to do so through 9/30, or you risk an encounter with her hexed cigarettes. Call for Obstruction: Satan owns his soul. A demon controls his life. While Barry’s desperate for his freedom, he’ll do anything to stop Hell’s refugee camp from spilling onto earth. … Read more

Movie Review: Stalled

This zombie movie is on my ‘best of’ list. Am re-posting a few that qualify as Christmas movies. Anyway, Stalled was awesome! Here’s what it’s about: “A janitor gets trapped in a women’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.” This movie occurs on Christmas eve, and like the synopsis says, a janitor is trapped in a ladies room toilet stall at the start of a zombie apocalypse. Wouldn’t that suck! … Read more

Tis the Season for Holiday Horror Movies

Had to bring back my list of holiday horror movies from 2011 and update it with all the new movies that have come out with a Christmas horror theme. So many I still haven’t seen. If I’ve seen it, it’s linked to my review. 12-24 (2008) 12 Deadly Days (2016) 12 Deaths of Christmas (2017) A Cadaver Christmas (2011) A Christmas Carol (various) A Christmas Horror Story (2015) A Christmas Treat (1985) A Mr Shelton … Read more

Who’s Up for a Million Words Challenge in 2019?

I’m in the mood to share way more than you’re probably interested in reading. As a geek and ex-project manager, these sorts of things get me going. If you’re a writer, you’re more likely to find this interesting. I track word count annually even though it can be very depressing when I look at what I’ve accomplished around this time of year. 🤣 For 2018, I had set a 2100 words a day goal or … Read more

October Frights Winnners

Another year of October Frights is over. So sad! Below are the winners of the drawings and contests from this year. 1st $25 gift card goes to Anita Stewart. 2nd $25 gift card goes to Debbie Christiana. Winner of the $10 gift card for choosing a story idea from the October Frights Preview is Carmilla Voiez for choosing #5, “a child afraid of Trick or Treaters tells his babysitter they’re trying to kill him. When … Read more

October Frights Day 5: Halloween Crafts

I’ve unfortunately been sick during the hop and haven’t gotten much writing done. Yesterday, to lift my spirits, I decided to do something crafty. This is made with craft foam. Not just for kids, I’m a little addicted to creating stuff like this. My other creation this year is a bit of a cluttered mess. LOL! But I like it! Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered to … Read more

October Frights Day 2: Fall for Freedom Preview

Welcome to day 2 of October Frights. Today demons are lurking. I’m featuring Fall for Freedom, only free through the end of this event. This is a very small introduction to Boss the demon in a prequel to The Courier Series. Boss possesses Pete, the main character, and is only heard in Pete’s head. He becomes a major character later in the series and has his own way of keeping himself…well, relevant and alive. ENJOY! … Read more

Movie Review: Bad Grandma’s

This week I’m reviewing an oddity, Bad Grandma’s. Here’s what it’s about: “Four grandmothers accidentally kill a con man. When his partner shows up, things go south quickly.” Yes, that’s Florence Henderson front and center, and Pam Grier by her side. All I really have to say is the mix of grandmas had me laughing my ass off. Sure, the story line wasn’t the greatest, but I didn’t mind. And the acting wasn’t the greatest, … Read more

Harebrained and Bloodstained: 31 Days of Halloween Fables

Can you believe it? Only a few more days until October 1st. This year, to kick off the holiday season, I invite you to join me for a Halloween fable a day, along with lots of gift card drawings for those willing to critique my comedy writing skills. I’ve taken a break from writing The Courier series to learn the mechanics of making people laugh. Earlier this year I realized I’m a natural when it … Read more

Movie Review: Cargo

This week I’m reviewing Cargo, an excellent zombie movie. Here’s what it’s about: “After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.” I have nothing bad to say about this movie. I was glued to the TV the whole time. Martin Freeman was great in his role as the loving husband and father, only intent on saving his little girl. The best part of the movie is … Read more

Movie Review: Bunks

This week I’m reviewing Bunks, a fun zombie movie for kids. Here’s what it’s about: “When two trouble-making brothers scam their way into an idyllic summer camp, they find themselves leading a rag tag cabin of boys into breaking every rule in the book. But the real trouble starts when they accidentally trigger a curse that brings a camp fire zombie story to life.” Bunks is goofy in a way kids love. It’s horror comedy, … Read more

Movie Review: Twisted Nightmare

In honor of the return of Friday #HorrorChat, I’m reviewing Twisted Nightmare, a teen slasher movie set at a summer camp in the 80s. Here’s what it’s about: “A group of teenagers win a trip to a summer camp they had attended as children. However, soon after they get there they begin to disappear one by one. The survivors suspect that the disappearances may be connected to the death of a handicapped child at the … Read more

10 Things I Love About Wine

Practicing my comedy writing skills with the reasons I love wine. Enjoy! 1. My therapy group only meets once a week, while wine is supportive 24/7. 2. A glass of wine qualifies as a daily serving of fruit, it’s good for your heart, and all the other delusional health crap. 3. Swirl, sniff, sip, repeat is a workout that never gets boring. 4. The more empty wine bottles I put in the recycle bin, the … Read more

This Week’s Music-CD-Mishmash Archive #2 Featuring ’80s Underground

Found this box set in the back of the cabinet, a bit of dust covering it. Considering I graduated from high school in 1983, music from the 80s was my first opportunity to really define my own taste in music. Prior to that, I grew up in a household filled music from the Allman Brothers, Cream, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Humble Pie, Rolling Stones, and countless other 70s classic rock. Lucky for me, I grew … Read more

A New Appreciation for Horror Comedy Actor Adam Scott

Initially I had intended to review the movie Little Evil staring Adam Scott as the step father of the ‘little evil’ boy. Then I remembered Scott is a father in Krampus and is currently starring in one of my new favorite TV horror comedy series, Ghosted. I was first introduced to Scott as Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation, a show I’ve watched over and over during down times in life to lift my spirits. … Read more