A three-headed "Hound of Hell" won the costume contest for pets this past weekend at the Pet-o-Ween in Sheridan's Kendrick Park. I was there taking photos in conjunction with my "day job" as reporter for Sheridan Media - which is an amazing outfit in an amazing town. All of the proceeds from the Pet-o-Ween event benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter - a no-kill facility, BTW. And a lot of the pets that came to Saturday's event were rescued from the shelter, which I think is pretty cool! If you want to see more photos from the Pet-o-Ween, visit www.sheridanmedia.com.
Got another book to share with everybody! I'm posting the review I wrote for Amazon.
There are some ghost stories that are fun to read on a dark and stormy night when wind-whipped trees are casting witchy shadows across the windows.
This book isn't one of them.
Take my word for it. You want to read The Showing at high noon. Outdoors. On a bright sunny day.
It's still going to give you the willies.
I would rank The Showing right up there with Dorothy Macardle's The Uninvited, which, until now, has been my all-time favorite haunted house tale. Will Macmillan Jones is a master of stirring fear with only a few deft strokes. BTW, I have visited this man's author page, and seen the picture of him with that wonderful smile and those dark sunglasses. He looks rather harmless.
It's a façade. There is a true Horrormeister lurking behind those dark glasses. I give this book five stars. For the sheer creep-factor, that feeling of something lurking just on the edge of being seen, that sense of something ... waiting ... it's deserving of a Ten.
Full-time writer of fantasy, sometimes newspaper person, perpetually a highly opinionated broad.