I’m a writer of Southern gothic and speculative fiction, a wannabe poet, and avid reader. Here, I’ll share what stirs my imagination, my heart, and my mind, and hope some might find it entertaining.
I grew up in the backwoods of the Ozark/Boston Mountains, a shadowy, contrary labyrinthine of hills and shaded valleys, and as a child, roamed those mysterious byways, drawn to the dark side of things, be it old abandoned houses and deep disquieting woods, or the convoluted workings of the human psyche. To this day, when I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), nine times out of ten my mind veers left onto that familiar path. It goes home.
As for reading, my mind doesn’t travel such a narrow road; I enjoy many genres, including but not limited to: thrillers, mystery, horror, fantasy, coming of age, young adult, science fiction, westerns, and some literary fiction. Occasionally, I’ll post about books that have impressed me.
In addition to reading and writing, I love music–not all, but most, as long as it’s good. (And before you tell me, I know what constitutes “good” is open to interpretation.) From time to time, I’ll pitch out an old song I love, or a new discovery, and hope you’ll enjoy listening to it.
Music . . . poetry . . . prose–I believe all are connected, and all are food for the soul. The world would be a dull place without them.