Top Books for Seven Year Olds in 2019

Moving through grade school, children are able to tackle longer and more complex stories. Between picture books, chapter books, novellas, and even…

Top Books for Six Year Olds in 2019

A whole new world opens up to children as they learn how to read. There is no skill more important than developing literacy—reading helps creativity,…

Who Really Wrote the Poem “Come Little Children”?

When I started writing my novel, Come Little Children, I wasn't sure who had composed the poem with the same title. Turns out, it's a little…

Give the Gift of Horror this Xmas

Why restrict your love for horror to Halloween when there are so many other holidays in need of terror? Here are the top five reasons to get your…

Diagnosing Writers: 8 Types of Hollywood Madness

“We all go a little mad sometimes,” according to Norman Bates, and writers more often than most. Maybe it’s because we’re borderline…

Winter Blog Tour: November 18 – December 16

I’ll be touring the blogosphere to promote Come Little Children from November 18 – December 16. Follow along for the chance to win over $500...

Children in Horror: Why So Unsettling?

The Shining. The Ring. The Sixth Sense. Children of the Corn. The Orphanage. Village of the Damned. It doesn’t take Danny Torrance...