Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Short Story Titles Available

A few of my spooky short stories are available online at Barnes & Noble.  To get you in the mood for Halloween (and even one for Christmas).  I'm rushing the holidays, aren't I?

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Supernatural Spec Teleplay

Back in 2006, a spec teleplay that I penned for the show 'Supernatural' was a finalist in the WriteSafe Present-A-Thon contest.  It was quite an honor.  The show is a favorite of mine and I enjoyed writing for the characters.  If only I could have been on the writing staff!  That would have been a dream come true.


I have had some of my spooky short stories up on a writing site where you are reviewed by your peers.  Through the years, I have received some really kind responses to my writing.  I will share a small handful with you here.

Great piece of dark comedy! I loved it. And thank you so much for making the vampire original! Unlike in Wes Craven's Dracula 2000 when half naked horny vampire woman are climbing on the wall. God I hate that movie. But anyways great stuff I love your work!

Very cute, I must say. I did enjoy this delightfully light and comedic look at a bumbling blood-sucker. The title pun is adorable. The opening scene is told with clarity and the tongue-in-cheek appeal that sets a tone for the slap-stick to come. While, I do see room to improve this piece, I find it to be very telling of Lisa's innate talent to paint scene's in the minds of her readers.

Your story was just great for the month of October, for Halloween, for the Horrorum, and for me! I liked it very much. Creative, interesting, and it caught me off guard inn the end, really. Good work Dark One! Your writing style flows easily and the reader --- wants to know more, your details, vivid. I was taken by your story!

Good story! Easy reading, simple yet scary. Would be a great little campfire tale for scouts to dream about as they toss and turn in their little puptents. There was one misspell that I noticed, a line where it says 'cutrains' instead of curtains. Other than that, I didn't see anything amiss. I liked it very much.

Reminds me of an eposide that could have been of "Tales from the Crypt" Great job

I love my reviewers!

The Breakfast Club 2

Back when I was in high school (many moons ago), I fell in love with the films of John Hughes.  I was especially fond of The Breakfast Club.  It was after viewing the film that I realized I wanted to write screenplays.  I had a love of writing before that but thought of novels and short stories.  So soon after watching, I penned my own sequel to The Breakfast Club.  It is not in screenplay format as I had no idea how to do that at the time.  It is very short but it will always be a homage to John Hughes, a man who inspired me and helped me find my path.  Thank you JH!  You are missed!

EHorror (February 2013)

Also in February 2013, I had another short story published in the February 2013 issue of EHorror eZine.  The issue was a special edition for little scares/flash fiction. 

You can purchase a copy on Amazon here :

Women In Horror Month (February 2013)

In February 2013, a short story of mine was featured in Issue #7 of the Sirens Call eZine.  The issue was a special edition celebrating Women In Horror.  It was an honor to be included!

First Publication!

My First Publication In Print. (June/July 2012)

My short story centered around Halloween, was featured in the Issue #3 Obscure Ink of the Sirens Call eZine.

You can find out more about Sirens Call here :
Sirens Call Publications

Up until this point, I had one short story receive an honorable mention for a contest in 2006.  The winners and honorable mentions of that local contest were read at a Halloween event for people who attended it.  I was told the kids loved my story.