Thanks to The Nerd Daily for publishing my essay "Writing From The Void!" Many of us have changed over the protracted months of 2020. The fires of pandemic, political upheaval, and economic disaster have forged us into something we hadn’t planned on. Someone we couldn’t have ever predicted. I could write a dozen essays on the ways 2020 transformed me–empathy, career paths, gender, life goals–but perhaps the one I expected least, was how this year utterly razed my creative process. Read More!
I joined the amazing people over at The Horror Tree to share my article Dreadfully Comforting: Finding Solace in Horror. I discuss why I find the Horror Genre Comforting!
"This past year has been my horror homecoming. I took a deep dive into Hannibal and The Haunting of Bly Manor; in my reading, even when I turned to romance, the pieces I picked up had thorns, darkness, and deceit. The bodies piling up in the news tumbled into my writing. Many of the guests I’ve spoken with on my podcast in these grief- and panic-ridden times have expressed the same thing. Art–particularly fantasy and science fiction–is typically seen as escapism. So why, when we tear ourselves away from doomscrolling through horrifying headlines, do we descend into a different darkness?"