Episode 4 of 20 Minutes With … is Now Available!

This month, I chat with The Storyside’s own Rob Smales about murder for yogurt, the lighter side of necrophilia, and the horribly hilarious collection of short stories he’s helped craft into a brand new release for Books and Boos Press: A Sharp Stick in the Eye and Other Funny Stories. Listen to my podcast here! Vlad … Continue reading Episode 4 of 20 Minutes With … is Now Available!

How Peculiar is YOUR Family?

Is your family more peculiar than the people in this book?   My Peculiar Family: Volume II is the second anthology of unusual tales that seeks to uncover the bizarre family history of Chyna Dale.   When Chyna discovers antique tintypes of family members she never knew existed, she becomes obsessed with uncovering their mysterious identities. … Continue reading How Peculiar is YOUR Family?

The 10 Best Words You Never Knew . . . But Should

There are roughly 980,000 words you don’t know. The average person only uses about 15,000–20,000 base words out of the 1,025,109 available options in the English language. 20,000 isn’t so bad, you might say. Well, that estimate includes word families, and all inflected and derivative forms (run, runner, running, etc.), according to StreetSmartLearningLanguage.com. Maybe it’s not … Continue reading The 10 Best Words You Never Knew . . . But Should

7 Wacky Prompts to Crush Writer’s Block – Writing Tip

In order to overcome a recent bout of writer’s block, I sat down and brainstormed some weird ways to get my creative juices flowing again. I’d heard of some of them before, although I’d never tried them, and some I made up altogether. While they ended up being unexpected and downright weird, these seven writing … Continue reading 7 Wacky Prompts to Crush Writer’s Block – Writing Tip

EVENT! Thayer Memorial Library Author Panel, June 17th!

Hey, You! Yes, YOU! What are you doing Saturday morning?  Feel like coming to see me and three of my Storyside peeps at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA? We're pretty psyched to have been invited by the Seven Bridges Writers' Collaborative to speak on a televised panel about all this writing stuff we do, and we'd love to … Continue reading EVENT! Thayer Memorial Library Author Panel, June 17th!