In a recent email to Collective Inkwell readers I talked about my favorite book of all time, The Talisman (re-posted here). At the end of the email I asked readers what their favorite books of all time were and if there was a story behind why? I got some great responses back, including several books... Continue Reading →
My Favorite Book of All Time
This week I'd like to talk to you about my favorite book of all time — a book I haven't re-read in more than thirty years. That book is The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I'm not going to spoil the book, don't worry. And I'm going to talk less about the book than why... Continue Reading →
How Clive Barker Changed a Bigot
I've always felt like an outsider. When I was a kid, I was one of the only white kids in my neighborhood. When I was in middle school, we'd moved to the suburbs, where I was one of the poorest kids. After that, I gained weight and had horrible acne, which earned me all kinds of unpleasant nicknames.