About the Blogger

Born and raised in Rhode Island (yeah, that tiny blip of a state) I’m currently a grad student in need of a graduate program. I attended Clark University for my undergraduate degree, receiving magna cum laude in psychology and summa cum laude in English. I attended graduate school at Oxford and received a Master’s degree in psychological research. I’ve traveled around the U.S. and Europe and have plans of getting to all the major continents at some point, preferably before the cephalopods become the dominant species on the planet (No more sushi after that. Damn it!). I am an avid music lover with many genres welcome on my mp3 player. I am an acrophobic who loves rock climbing and an arachnophobe who doesn’t mind cohabitating with the skittering monstrosities as long as they stay in their corner. I like curry and tumeric and will try to add them to anything.

I’ve grown up around horror movies and, not surprisingly being a Rhode Islander, H.P. Lovecraft was one of my major literary influences. The other being Stephen King which, being of this generation, how can anyone not be influenced by him or hope to not be caught in the literary giant’s huge shadow? John Carpenter is one of my favorite horror directors and you should go see “In the Mouth of Madness,” one of his lesser known masterpieces. I’m also very interested in fantasy (mostly urban fantasy, dark fantasy, not so much of the Tolkien variety) and noir and like to combine the two with a sprinkling of horror if I can. I think my writing is becoming more of a hybrid between different genres so hopefully no matter what you’re into, I might have a little something to offer.

Updates come every weekend so keep checking in.

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8 comments on “About the Blogger

  1. Fascinating post on dreams – there is much to ponder on here. The key message seems to be: Try to understand what the dream is really saying, before getting bogged down in images and symbols. This is the central principle of dream analysis too. I’ve recorded many of my dreams in the past, and I often found myself distracted by the powerful symbols. Thank you for your post. I shall enjoy following your blog.

    • Thanks for leaving a comment. That is really the key. I suppose that since we are very visual, there is a strong appeal to clinging to images from dreams but when I did that, I ended up spinning my wheels. It’s only when I figured out that the image was more like a conduit to deeper meaning that I finally got back on track. Thanks again for commenting and I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the content.

  2. Thanks for stopping past my blog. I can indeed summon my ‘subbie’ on demand – for me music is the key. Having the right music that suits a scene you are about to write conjures up all sorts of weird and wonderful images, plot twists, emotions and reactions. I often cry when I’m ‘in the zone’.

    I love your blog page as well, great artwork and it sets the scene just so.

    My recently published book delves into many of the themes you discuss in your blog – it not only has cyber war, it explains how it works and why the various elements are in place. It also holds discussions on religion, politics and the very meaning of life itself.

    I’ll keep an eye on your blog, thanks for sharing.

    • I should set up some playlists with different emotional themes and see if that works.

      Your book sounds really interesting! You manage to cover a lot of complicated ground in it. It sounds like the kind of book I’d enjoy. I love cyberpunk, post-cyberpunk, or generally anything with cyber in it.

      I’m glad you like the blog and I hope you’ll stop in again!

      • There is a limited amount of cyber-war in the book, mainly because the critiquers of the book thought it overwhelmed the human story. There are still 3 solid chapters that have cyber action though, they were too much fun just to leave out.
        There is also a virtual wedding – originally it was Klingon Wedding but Klingon is copyrighted – its OK to mention it but no use of Klingon speech or artifacts. So I invented a new cyber language (Xhovain) and a culture to wrap around it. Again, great fun.

        The story is set in 2015-16 so I could let my imagination run riot.

        If you download a copy I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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