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This Morbid Life unleashed

Today is the day! My 15th book, a collection of death-positive essays posing as a memoir, is for sale. You can check the book out for yourself at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3AHBedT The first reader review called This Morbid Life “a comfy old … Continue reading

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The Cover of This Morbid Life

I met Lynne Hansen at one of the World Horror Conventions so long ago now that I can’t tell you which one.  I got to know her at the World Horror in Atlanta, when we spent one evening talking about … Continue reading

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The Best Day of the Year

I grew up on a farm, a mile down the road from the farm where my dad lived as a  child.  My parents knew everyone “on the mile”:  where they went to church, where they worked, whether they had kids.  … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips

When I put together my first book of cemetery essays, I had so many essays written that I had to leave some of them out. I tried to be conscious of how many California cemeteries I included, how many times … Continue reading

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My Memorial Tattoo

My brother died suddenly at the age of 36. Today would have been his 52nd birthday. When he died, I felt as if I’d lost an arm. Allen and I hadn’t been close as kids, but as two kids growing … Continue reading

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