Monthly Archives: May 2015

Complete Blog Takeover!

My mother, Angela Yuriko Smith, is the most amazing and wonderful person I know. She pushes herself to extremes that my severe procrastination would never allow me to even imagine, but no matter how hard she pushes herself… there’s never … Continue reading

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First StokerCon announced!

HWA President Lisa Morton, made an exciting stir at the start of Saturday’s Bram Stoker Awards ceremony when she announced the launch of StokerCon to be presented solely by the Horror Writers Association. The first StokerCon will be held at The … Continue reading

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Conventions Are Career Builders

Today I’m driving back to my real life at the newspaper reflecting on the great weekend. Attending the World Horror Convention 2015 was a huge boost for my career for several reasons. First, it got me out there as “a … Continue reading

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Dancing With PennyWise

The World Horror Convention 2015 is still going strong in Atlanta, but the faces are starting to look a little more haggard. Last night’s costume ball and spin off parties are partially to blame. The pace is also intense—from 9 … Continue reading

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The Wonderful “Weirdos”

Standing in the elevator at the Marriott Marquis, I was crowded to the back by a group of the suit and tie set. “What are all these weirdos doing here?” asked a woman. “Some kind of horror movie convention,” answered … Continue reading

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At the World Horror Convention!

Long day, short post. I made it to the World Horror Convention in Atlanta yesterday and so far it’s pretty thrilling. I arrived just in time to stow my bag and run down to check things out. First off, I … Continue reading

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Why Horror Writers Are Nice People

Today I’ll be heading to the 25th anniversary of the World Horror Convention and my roommate will be Patrick Freivald. I’ve been asked quite a few times now if I’m scared to room with a horror writer. The answer is, … Continue reading

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Someone Needs To Die

Today a vortex of need formed on my desk, fed by the questions of my co-workers. I handled it all with a smile until the end—finish line in sight—when my computer glitched. My patience snapped and I fumed my way through … Continue reading

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Review: Jade Sky by Patrick Freivald

Disclaimer: I will be temporary roommates with Patrick Freivald at the World Horror Convention this weekend but in no way has that, and the fact that he has hordes of trained bees at his command, influenced me in any way.  … Continue reading

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Does Yūrei-ko Mean “Reader of Ghosts?”

The World Horror Convention is days away and I still haven’t gotten my costume ready for the 25th anniversary costume ball. So far I have a dress with Japanese flavor and a hat—it’s been a busy year and I’ve had … Continue reading

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