Tag: writing / books

  • The Paradoxical Appeal of Horror

    The Paradoxical Appeal of Horror

    I write genre fiction—mostly horror. I’m also a brain scientist. Occasionally, I like to combine those things and explore the irrationality of the horror genre with an attempt at rational thought. Have you ever thought about how damn strange horror really is? Yeah yeah, obviously spooky stuff is strange, and it’s always been an outcast of a […]

  • 2022 in Review

    2022 in Review

    It feels like the world is getting back to normal in 2022, but with two important caveats. First, it probably shouldn’t feel this way. More people are dying of COVID now than at many times in the past few years when we rightly freaked out. Yet we’ve stopped doing anything about it. The threat of […]

  • It's Hard to Make Art In a Messed-Up World

    I originally posted this on Across the Board back in June, but it’s Black History Month, and we’re just getting over a second lockdown around here, so I thought I’d re-share it here. I have a confession: I haven’t finished writing anything in months. During those same months, a pandemic has wreaked havoc across the […]