The Blizzard and The Sieve


Below is the opening of my novel The Blizzard and The Sieve.


The ritual of redemptive violence was the wheel upon which humanity was broken. If they were given another chance, it’s unlikely that they would live any other way. Condemned by their nature, they took it upon themselves to account for all the indignities and injustices that plagued their waking lives and haunted their innermost thoughts. Clever as they were, humans learned how to carve meaning and mora...

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Internal Exile

Think Voltaire’s Candide trying to babysit Regan from “The Exorcist.”

Lucy is a lonely, nine-year-old nightmare magnet and horror-film aficionado. Visited by shadowy figures almost every night, her dreams are becoming unbearable. To keep Lucy from sleeping on their way to a family reunion, her mother Niamh reads her a harrowing story written by her 17th-century Irish ancestor whose experiences may help Lucy reconcile her nature with her longin...

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Internal Exile - Publication


I'm delighted to announce that my horror and historical fiction novel, "Internal Exile" has been approved for publication by All Things That Matter Press. 

Think Candide trying to babysit Regan from The Exorcist in 1600s Ireland.

If you suffer from nightmares/sleep-paralysis, are interested in Irish mythology or love historical fiction, rest assured, this one has it all.

More information is forthcoming!

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Higher Education Article


This article originally appeared in Higher Education Digest on December 7th, 2022.

Of all the pastimes available to us, reading books does not rank high on the list for many people. We live in a culture that prefers the devices in our pockets to black ink and paper. 

One reason for this development is attributable to the engrossing nature of modern technology, including AI. The other is a result...

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Those Who Are Invited In - First Five Pages


Night Zero: Make Smooth in the Forest a Highway to Grandma’s House

Part One: Dinner and a Death Wish

“Where the hell are we, Hell?” Sofia Wren mumbled to her partner Bernard Yates as she wiped sleep away from her dark-brown eyes and dusk’s lingering light disappeared into her long, black hair through the car window. Bernard’s green, four-door sedan’s engine came to an inaudible hum as they idled at a four-way stop on the edge of nowhere e...

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Dead Vibes Only

Kafka’s The Trial meets The Truman Show. 

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) possesses a list of all living Americans in order to pay them their entitled benefits when they reach the age of sixty-five or if they have a qualified disability. Many recipients depend on these payments to pay their medical bills, rent and other necessities. They also possess another list called the Death Master File (DMF) to account for the deceased...

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Liminal Spaces


A liminal space is a threshold, a transitional stage of a process. Think of an empty or abandoned home, office building, street, mall, factory, rest stop, farmland, desert or wasteland. Perhaps you’re inside an abandoned train station and feel the discordant combination of the Weird, the Absurd, and ominous, nostalgic, uncanny, disturbing and unsettling feelings. It is a place not meant to be examined for it is devoid of life. There are no exits in liminal spaces as the...

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Ode To Number Twelve


I'm going to wax lyrical about a pillar of my childhood that has remained to this day. 

I devoured hours of The Twilight Zone with my eyes before my ears were ready to hear the subtle truths and sometimes bombastic declarations offered up by its cast and crew. 

I loved the black and white, the horror-stings, use of shadow, the reveals, the overracting, the monologues, costumes, everything about it. 

I think my seven-year-old self could be forgiven for believing...

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Those Who Are Invited In - Update


Late last week I received both the final edit and cover art for THOSE WHO ARE INVITED IN. 

Updates here will become more frequent when there is a release date.

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