Funerals in Covid

My mom died about two months ago. We were very close, though since moving to Los Angeles four years ago, I didn’t see her as often as I had before. She’s also been very sick for a long time. So it was both expected, and not expected at all, given she seemed to always rally, … Read more

Paranormal Activity

I was watching Paranormal Activity last night, for the first time since it was released. It still scared me, and is one of the few movies that does so. I watched with my eight-year-old, and maybe I should add that you shouldn’t judge. But maybe you should? I don’t know. She’s fine with it. At … Read more

Young Adult Novels are Awesome

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 I’ve been gorging on young adult novels this summer, researching a pet project. I never read YA as a kid, and had no idea how fantastic and thriving a genre it is. Many of the books listed below are darker than mainstream adult fiction, and they’re all a heckofa lot smarter. … Read more

Book Research

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 I learned today that 10-20 hours before an earthquake, cell phones, radio, and television reception are all intermittently interrupted. Also, one of the guys who tried to kill Rasputin was dressed as a girl by his mother until his early teens. Can you say, “Sleepaway Camp”?

Locus Review

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2009 From September’s Locus: “Sarah Langan is one of the bright new hopes of horror– an intelligent, literary, ambitious author capable of scaring the ever-loving crap out of her readers.”– Tim Pratt

Atlantic Monthly Article: “How Health Care Killed My Father”

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2009 I know as a writer I’m supposed to blog about writing, but sometimes life on the outside is interesting, too. The above titled article in this month’s Atlantic Monthly reminded me, despite its anecdotal, painfully weepy human-interest title, of why the Atlantic is so good. It gives an excellent analysis of … Read more