The Horror Within

It’s Friday the 13th and fans of horror everywhere are geeking out...again. But for some of us, Friday the 13th never really ends. It’s inside of me always. Some phantom creature pumping through my bloodstream. A whisper of a thing, otherwise undetectable, except for the warning in my veins. I grew up on Friday 13th... Continue Reading →

The Haunting Murder

Prefer to read The Haunting Murder in print?  Click the link to order Z Publishing's Virginia Emerging Writers anthology. From the yard, Hank heard them coming—like a distant, electrical hum on the horizon. As the smoky, black mass in the sky encroached, the screeching static pierced his ears. A myriad of crows undulated above as... Continue Reading →

The Great American Eclipse

- A horror/sci-fi short by Red Lagoe. Invasion lurks behind solar-filtered glasses...   “If you never look up, you miss all the good stuff,” Uncle Steve says as he hands Helia a cup of coffee. “That’s what your dad used to s—” “Keep looking up,” she interjects, allowing one sleepy corner of her mouth to... Continue Reading →

Fair Haven Review Request

FINALLY! Fair Haven has been unleashed upon the world. Indie publishing is a lot of hard work and gets a bad rap because necessary steps are often skipped. I am confident to say that no steps were skipped. It was a long, grueling process with countless revisions and editing and formatting and crying and tantrum-ing.... Continue Reading →

Eyes on the Sky, Always

Astronomy has been a love of mine since childhood—long before writing.   The memory of my grandfather standing in his driveway,  with his neck crooked back and his hands in his pockets,   is clear enough that I can see the stars of the big dipper over his head.   Just as clear, is the memory of the... Continue Reading →

Developing on the Line of Scrimmage

I like to think that attitudes toward women playing in male-dominated fields have changed since 1994, but in the adult world, that doesn't seem to always be the case. Perhaps today's youth are better about these matters. I can hope. "Developing on the Line of Scrimmage" is a short story loosely based on real-life events... Continue Reading →

Fair Haven

We are T-minus a very short time before my book launch, and I think I might puke. Fair Haven will be my first novel released. I started writing this book in the spring of 2015. Writing and I were in an on-and-off again relationship for a while, so progress was slow. It wasn't until last year... Continue Reading →

A Writer’s Priorities – A Timeline

What have you been doing? When I say  "I've been writing for 6 years,"  it doesn't seem possible,  and the truth is,  I really haven't been.  It wasn't until recently that I started taking my writing seriously enough to even call myself a 'writer.' So when people question what I've been doing for the past 6... Continue Reading →

How I Make Time for Writing

How do I make time for writing?  Easy.  I don't do housework. It's filthy in here,  which is great inspiration for horror writing. What's that smell?  I'll work it into the story. The spots on my windows blur the outside world into a Monet of greens, browns, and blues.  My character's vision is failing. Animal... Continue Reading →

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