It's been a busy weekend, and I haven't had time to post (or watch many horror movies, for that matter...). But I did do many things to celebrate Halloween so here they are! On Saturday morning I ran in the Costume Dash 5K, which was my only costumed event of this year. My friend dressed … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31
In one of my recent searches I stumbled across this beauty, which had been lost to my subconscious for a good reason. From the opening that made me wonder if I had somehow accidentally turned on a Michael Bolton music video, to the odd musical numbers, this was a trip back to the 80s. So … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 18: Teen Witch
I'm going to chalk up my website issues to an outdated theme. Previously I was using WordPress Twenty Ten, and switched to Colinear (mostly because it had a similar style - I'll be working out some of the differences, but I didn't have to change my header or my menus). And voila, all my pages … Continue reading website fixed!
Well, my website is broken and I have no idea how to fix it. I've posted in the WordPress forums (twice) but no response. The problem is that none of my static pages are working, other than my "About Me" page. Every other page gets a "Page not found" error. I can edit the … Continue reading page not found
After a bit of a rough couple of weeks, I am finally back on track to complete 20,000 words by the end of the month. I had figured 20K would be so easy, not even half of a regular Nanowrimo, but surprisingly it hasn't been the free ride I was expecting. A bit part of … Continue reading Camp Nano & other progress
Over the years, it seems that names in YA books have devolved into strangeness. There is almost always a moment where I have to stop and wonder, "How do you pronounce this?" Of course, baby names have been growing stranger and stranger in the real world as well. First up: Let's see how the character … Continue reading the YA baby name book, part 1
A quarterly update on my progress: to finish and publish Dreamwalkers to finalize the print edition of Hitchhikers and offer a giveaway or two (if goal #1 happens) to finish and publish Scavengers and to possibly finish some of my other works-in-progress, including Blood Countess and another new WIP that I haven’t even added to the site yet! be able to … Continue reading goals & progress
Inspiration: steampunk circus inspired by The Night Circus. I based my look off of this Simplicity pattern: Rather than buying the yards and yards of fabric that would be needed make the overcoat, and then having to actually SEW an overcoat, I decided to use what I had on hand: This was my winter coat from … Continue reading finally – the halloween costume post!
Ah, horror movies and the oft-used tagline that draws us in over and over: "Based on a true story." I'll start with The Amityville Horror because it was probably one of the earliest horror movies to really claim that it was based on true events. Jay Anson wrote a book about these events and the … Continue reading horror movies “based on a true story”: The Amityville Horror
When you're pregnant: Rosemary's Baby - The classic "my unborn baby is the devil" movie The Eye II (Gin Gwai 2) - This "sequel" about a pregnant woman who attempts suicide and gains the ability to see ghosts can stand on its own. Grace - Her stillborn baby is born alive... and hungry for blood! … Continue reading horror movie playlists for every occasion!