Monday, April 27, 2015

Paranormal Pets: Murray the hamster

This is Murray, my Marbled Roborovski hamster...a few days ago, he decided to attack a stuffed alien and somehow ended up in a headlock. I think he might need to take some self-defense classes. ; )

Friday, April 17, 2015

Back Soon!

I'll be really busy for the next week or so and will have sporadic internet access, so I'm taking a short break from the blog. The next post is scheduled for April 27th...and it's a cute one! : )

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Submit your paranormal haiku!

When I started this blog, I thought it would be fun to try writing paranormal haiku, and I ended up writing enough to publish a book of them.  Now I want to see what you guys can come up with...send your best paranormal haiku (along with your name and the city and state where you live...and you can include a link to your website if you have one) to, and I'll put them on the blog. Remember, in a haiku, the first and third lines should each have 5 syllables, and the second line should have 7 syllables (you're welcome to send one that has multiple stanzas). Here's an example:

Zombies only want
To eat brains, so don't worry.
Trust me, you'll be fine.

I can't wait to read your paranormal poems! : )

Sunday, April 12, 2015

UFO Watchtower

A week from today, I'm going to visit the UFO Watchtower in Saguache County, Colorado, as my husband and I make our way from Denver to Cortez.  From the watchtower, visitors can see the San Luis Valley, which is known as a UFO hot spot. I'll take lots of pictures while I'm there, and I'll share them on the blog when I get back...and maybe I'll even see a UFO! : )

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Movie Spotlight: Grace: The Possession

Grace: The Possession is a 2014 movie starring Alexia Fast, Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Alexis Knapp, Brett Dier, Joel David Moore, and Clarke Peters.  The movie begins with a woman giving birth while a priest speaks of absolving her sins; cut to 18 years later, where we meet that woman's daughter, Grace (Alexia Fast), who is starting college despite the objections of the super-religious grandmother (Lin Shaye) who raised her.  The morning after she moves into her dorm, Grace wakes up with a strange mark on her stomach and starts seeing things that aren't there. After attending a party where Grace is sure that she pushed her roommate (Alexis Knapp) off the balcony to her death, she wakes up in the hospital and finds out that her emergency contact (her grandmother) is coming to get her. Her grandmother pulls her out of college and takes her home, and when Grace insists that she needs to see a doctor after embarrassing her grandmother by coughing up blood in church, sweet, caring Grandma tells Grace that she needs God, not a doctor (and that's when I started hoping that character would die).

I've watched a bunch of possession movies, but the thing that's cool and different about Grace: The Possession is that we actually see what's happening through Grace's eyes; I don't think I've ever seen a movie that's done that, but I'd like to see some more. This movie was better than many of the paranormal movies I've watched for this blog; all of the acting was great, and the ending made me hope for a sequel.

My rating: 7.5/10

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon

The dates for this year's Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon have been announced, and it will be going on the same weekend as the Roswell UFO Festival!  The Filmfest takes place July 2nd-4th, and Cosmicon will be July 3rd and 4th.  It will be a very busy weekend for anyone lucky enough to be in Roswell for the Fourth of July.  If you'd like to submit your own short film to the Filmfest, here are the rules for the Sci-Fi Short Film Shootout:

Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon sounds like fun, and tickets are only $5! : )

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Paranormal Jokes and Haiku on sale!

I published my fourth book in February, and I'm doing a Kindle Countdown Deal this week...Paranormal Jokes and Haiku is 99¢ today and tomorrow and $1.99 Friday and Saturday. If you want to read my paranormal poetry and corny jokes, you can read  the book even if you don't have a Kindle...just download the Kindle reading app, and you'll be all set. If you get the book, I hope you enjoy it! : )