There are places in this world that are just magic, for whatever reason. For me, bookstores were such places of wonder and magic. I miss bookstores. I know they still exist out there but the magic seems to have dissipated. When I was a child I used to go to the Ridgefield public library a … Continue reading Places of Magic
Now that I finally finished the third Cast Down book I've thrown myself into working on three more books that were already in progress; a murder mystery involving a religious cult, the fourth Cast Down novel, and the darkly humorous riches to rags story of my life - Deconstructing Tracy. If you enjoy the blogs … Continue reading Deconstructing Tracy
Finally. Done. At last. Masked is out in Kindle, paperback and hard cover now. This one was more a labor of love than the first two in the series and I dragged my feet here and there during the process for health reasons and grief. Every book is personal but this one was close to … Continue reading Masked – Released
This was a true group effort. The whole book was, actually. Having cancer now it was hard to finish what I've been working on for so long. I get that fatigue, I get that chemo-brain which makes it hard to focus sometimes. Fortunately I have an amazing team of talented friends and colleagues to help … Continue reading Cover Art – Final
Over the last two years I've been focusing most of my time and attention on my Cast Down series or horror novels, and I enjoy using my lifetime of paranormal research to entertain readers (and hopefully give them a second thought about what might be "haunting" them). However, my first foray into writing was through … Continue reading By Raphael Bound
It used to be a big thing to have a profession. To work at the same company for thirty years and retire from there and get a gold watch or something. "What do you do?" "I'm an architect." "I'm an accountant." "I'm a secretary." People in the town where I grew up in Fairfield County, … Continue reading What Do You Do?
Ever since I thought about writing my first book, years ago, I dreamed of having it available in hard cover. Why? I can't explain it, but if you're a writer, too, you know what I'm saying even if I can't find the words to say it. And if you've ever had a favorite book as … Continue reading Hard Cover Joy
I swear I am distracted by so many squirrels. I am nearing completion of Cast Down; Masked. Nearing. I had lunch today with the brilliant Book Doctor, Ms. Elizabeth Capalbo. She bailed me out when I was nearing completion of A New England Haunting and has graciously offered to make time to help me hammer … Continue reading Seven More Wicked
I am finally feeling good enough (on my good days!) to do a little writing and thought I would share a tiny bit of MASKED, which I am working hard to finish now. It's the third book in the Cast Down series. Carrie froze in the foyer and without turning around requested, “I’d like to … Continue reading Masked – a brief tease
Do you remember the movie Throw Momma from the Train? Billy Crystal plays a writer, who also teaches a writing class. His catchphrase was, "A writer writes - always!" That became one of my favorite lines, ever. And it's TRUE! Trust me, if I'm watching TV, or driving somewhere, or even having a conversation with … Continue reading So Creepy!!!