Friday, August 28, 2015

Goodreads review of Town & Train

Part of  a goodreads review from Lynn Page:

“Moran also depicts the mentality of those who live there, mostly the younger generations. Right down to calling the place a hole. This is precisely how folks feel about Cornwall growing up, and as such, that mentality was a great way to wrap a horror story into.” 

“A very good horror novel with a large cast of interesting characters.”

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


You know, if you're a new writer trying to get their start, it is not a good idea to open your e-mail before having your first cup of coffee to check to see if one of your short stories has been rejected.

I mean, who wouldn't want a story about a hero reliving part of what they consider the best year of their life? And what if this best year involved running cross-country?

O, gods of Caffeine, I remain humble.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Get Drawing Out chapbook for mentioning Town & Train

Just a reminder to you  true believers - if anyone promotes my debut horror novel, Town & Train, they will get "Drawing Out," a free e-chapbook of my three of not one, not two, but three of my fine horror stories.

Town & Train fictionalizes Cornwall, interesting characters, villanous pedophiles

For those of you unfamiliar with my Lethe Press debut horror novel, Town & Train, the book has it all- a fictionalized version of Cornwall, Ontario, where I grew up, closeted protagonists, heinous pedophiles, the creeping supernatural, an array of interesting characters from, from teens to retired firefighters, and a disturbing story set in 1990 before the Internet and cellphones.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Kerouac quote about driving away from people

“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” 
― Jack KerouacOn the Road

You know, say what you will about Jack Kerouac, but he sometimes could really pin life to the mat, as Ray Robertson put it, and leave a sense of wonder and sadness and vibrancy on the page.And that's really what travelling is, isn't it? Life in motion.