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Visual References for As Above, So Below

I’ve talked before about the first photograph that inspired the character Lorelei in my original short story about the succubus who falls in love with the angel. The story sprang from a photo in Access magazine that accompanied an interview … Continue reading

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Behind “Devil in Her Heart”

I was an infant when the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show. My parents were young newlyweds, holding down their first jobs out of college, so I don’t know if they watched it. Despite that, the Beatles provided the unacknowledged … Continue reading

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Settings from the As Above, So Below Books, Annotated

My co-writer Brian Thomas moved to LA in the early 90s to find work in the film industry. He worked behind the scenes on films from The Wizard of Space and Time to Army of Darkness (Evil Dead 3), then … Continue reading

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How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Trinity

I’ve written about a lot of the female characters who inspired Raena Zacari in my Wake of the Templars trilogy, but I wanted to talk about the most direct visual parallel. From the opening of The Matrix, when the police … Continue reading

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