Top 10 Stephen King Kills

A lot of people get killed in some pretty brutal ways in Stephen King's stories.  In honor of several gruesome kills in my upcoming novel The Puppeteer (one of which is an homage to a kill on this list ... you'll have to read to figure out which ...) here are my 10 favorite / worst / …

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On being an adult throwing food at people

Some of my best memories are of throwing food at people. Not as a kid, but as an ostensibly grown-ass adult. There was Eric, who was a great friend, but very verbal and who could go on a tear when he got passionate about something.  Sitting in our little group of collegiate drama nerds at …

Novel Exceprt: Nightmares and Siblings, “The Puppeteer”

My fascination with dreams and sibling relationships are key motifs in my upcoming New-Adult horror novel, The Puppeteer.   This excerpt is from Chapter 7. ***  She sat bolt-upright in bed, gasping for breath, wondering if she had screamed aloud.  For a second, Sarah didn’t know where she was.  Her eyes looked for the closer-in dimensions of …

Novel Excerpt, from a Cat’s Perspective, Part 1: “The Puppeteer”

Most of the main characters of my new supernatural suspense/horror novel, The Puppeteer, are humans.  Some of my favorite sections, however, take on the third-person perspective of the family cats. The central Goldstein family has two cats - Blue Cat and Stew Cat.  IMPORTANT CONTEXT:  The family also had a third cat, Clue Cat, who died earlier …

Screenplay Fragment: Untitled “Dunwich Horror” Adaptation (Horror/Thriller/Mystery)

INT: STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS - CHAD'S OFFICE - DAY The massive, crumbling BOOK that was found in the Dunwich house raid is spread on the desk.  Police analyst CHAD, 20s or 30s, pudgy and frumpily dressed, sits behind the desk, addressing FBI SPECIAL AGENT FRANCES "FRANKIE" MORGAN.  A small POMERANIAN DOG named Pablo yips around Chad's …

The Man in Black

Excerpt from the short story, "Cry 'Bout a Nickel."  Copyright ©2017 by Paul Greenamyer   The song came to an end with a slap of bass, a trill of clarinet, a sharp snatch of cymbal and a jangly chop of Bobby’s guitar. The sweaty audience stopped dancing and applauded wildly. These kids just went nuts for white …