Tag Archives: Stephen King

THE ELVES AND THE STORYMAKER

Sometimes people ask me what is the best part about being a writer. Usually I tell them it’s the creativity, but actually it’s not having to wear a suit or a uniform when I write. I spent twenty-six years having … Continue reading

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SPIRIT LAKE AND ALMONDS

My novel The Almond People will be out in early 2017. It’s my fifth novel, and my first horror novel. When my first novel was published, people would sometimes call me a writer, and I’d always say, “Pounding one nail doesn’t … Continue reading

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FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY

Long ago in a different time I worked at a packinghouse to support my wife’s and kids’ addiction to food, clothing and heat. One day a guy I worked with told me he had joined the ‘Possum Club. I studied … Continue reading

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THE SOPHISTICATION OF A TOAD

    When we were in California last year, my wife and I stopped at Napa Valley. When you’re in Napa Valley you visit a winery, because that’s really all there is. When you visit a winery, you sample wine. I … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS

It has been a while since my last blog post. It has been a busy summer, and I’ve had a lot to do with trying to make the weeds grow in my garden and all. Today it was raining and … Continue reading

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STORY TELLING DO’S AND DON’T’S

Joseph Waumbaugh once said, “You can teach everything about writing except how to tell a good story. Either you know how or you don’t.” I think he’s right. I have a friend who told me he was going fishing on … Continue reading

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IT’S A GAS! GAS! GAS!

    In my first novel, Deputy Lyle Hoffman finds the body of a woman just as the effects of food poisoning start to take effect. What follows is him trying to do the initial investigation with diarrhea and vomiting. … Continue reading

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