According to WordPress, I didn’t blog all of August.
WordPress is wrong.
Last month was the Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom Blog Tour, and I wrote a number of posts which you will want to read. So I’ve decided to make things easy for you and list them below. Think of this as the ‘Greatest Hits’ blog post of the tour.
August 1- Site: My Brain on Books
In this first post, entitled “One Writer’s Journey or How a Comic Actor Got a Book Deal Writing Children’s Horror,” I chronicle the wacky turn of events that led to my book deal.
August 6 – Site: Books 4 Your Kids
This post, “A Picture is Worth 46,000 Words,” tells the story of how I came up with the idea for Dr. Fell based on a single illustration from children’s illustrator Trina Schart Hyman.
August 8 – Site: Middle Grade Ninja
The title of this post is “The Horrors of Writing Middle Grade Horror or Why Books Aimed at Children Can’t Be Awash in Blood.” It basically deals with the difficulty of writing scary stuff without sending a generation of children screaming into the hills.
August 11 – Site: Seraphina Reads
For this post, I discuss “The Creepy House at the End of the Street” and how it shaped my childhood. Meaning how it left me emotionally scarred for the majority of my life.
August 21 – Site: Word Spelunking
I do not think I have ever been asked to write something as truly off-the-wall as I was for this site. The result, “Dr. Fell and the Cupcakes of Doom,” re-imagines most of the major characters in the book as cupcakes. You read that right. Cupcakes.
August 23 – Site: The Book Wars
“My Inspirations” discusses a few of the literary inspirations for Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, specifically Roald Dahl and H.P. Lovecraft.
August 28 – Site: Carina’s Books
In “A Little Bit of Scary” I document how I, a writer of both adult and children’s horror, am really a big scaredy-cat. My terror of terror began at a young age, followed me through life, and haunts me to this day.
So there you go. Seven blog posts to whet your appetite for many more. Enjoy!