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Meet the Author -- K.A. Meng

K. A. Meng lives in North Dakota, in the same town she grew up. Her love for the paranormal started at a young age when she saw her first ghost. Today, she spends her time writing paranormal romance, fantasy, sci fi, horror and everything in between. When life drags her away from it, she hangs out with her son and friends, goes to movies, watches TV, plays board games, walks her dogs, and reads books. She is actively involved in a writing group and wishes to some day visit Disney World.

1. When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
I think I’ve always known, but I never pursued it until I was in my 20s. I always had stories inside my head that wanted to come out. I just never put them down on paper or on a computer. The big motivator for me was going to a creative writing class at my college and then joining a local writer’s group.

2. How many hours in a day do you dedicate to your writing?
Every second of the day that I can. I work a normal 8 to 5 job. So on lunch, I’m usually do…

Truth or Dare--My Take on the movie with Spoilers!

At some point or another, we’ve all indulged in a little game of Truth or Dare, especially as kids. It did seem such a harmless game at that time, after all, the weights of the truths weren’t dangerous than the secrets adults carry. And dares? Pretty innocent as well.
Now when grown-ups play this game, obviously the risks are high.
Truth or Dare shows exactly how much. After watching this movie, you will think twice about playing this maniacal game.
The movie begins with a teenage girl entering a supermarket and being asked by the clerk: truth or dare. We see her whimpering and in the next instant, she lights a woman on fire. The teenager yells her apologies and runs away, never to be caught even though there are cameras installed, eyewitnesses and anyway, she’s just a college kid. Does she really possess the resources to run away from the law? The answer is yes.
Cut to Olivia, a sensitive soul who loves doing charity work and doesn’t want to go on spring break and rather build houses …

A Mystery at Birchtree

Excerpt from Horror Night  Mia slammed the door of her car and strode towards the darkened building. It was right after sunset and the sky still showed residues of light. Everywhere else, the street lamps had come on, except here. Mia brought her large purse closer to the chest and felt for her video camera. The thick bulge confirmed that she had indeed not forgotten to pack it and she walked faster towards where she saw the silhouettes of three boys waiting outside the entrance of the building. "Finally." One of them said when she started to climb the stairs. "Hey, Danny," She said, recognizing her classmate's voice. "What took you so long?" Another complained. The third boy stood up from the bench and blocked her path. Mia sighed. "I'm here aren't I?" "We were supposed to meet at five. It's seven now." Mia rolled her eyes. She knew she and Jake weren't going to get along and if the circumstances had been different, she woul…

Unsane--My take on the movie with spoilers!

It is believed that we are in this world to form relationships, to find friendship and love. Basically, we are meant to connect with people.
Yes, being in relationships and having fun with friends is a wonderful thing but every person has their own drama, a convoluted past, a behavior pattern altered or formed because of it.
Unsane could have been about Sawyer’s unfortunate circumstances or was the movie really about David the stalker?
The story begins with Sawyer living a normal life. She has a steady job, has a good relationship with her coworkers, goes on dates, calls her mother every day, everything seems ordinary at first.
Then Sawyer goes on her first ‘dating app’ date and before she can become intimate with him, she suddenly pushes him away and runs into the bathroom to break down. We are now made to understand that Sawyer has trouble letting men getting close to her.
No time is wasted as in the very next scene, Sawyer is determined to heal herself and talk to a counselor. That …

Meet the Author: Laurel Heidtman

Meet Laurel Heidtman, a talented author. 

1. When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a child. My undergrad degree was English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, but then instead of sticking to my dreams, I chose a steady paycheck. I wrote a little over the years, but it wasn’t until I retired from outside work that I decided it was way past time to do something about achieving my goal.

2. How many hours in a day do you dedicate to your writing?
Not as many as I should—or at least not on a regular schedule. That’s something I’m trying to change. Too often I don’t write at all, but other times I write a lot. Nearly every day I do something related to writing, though, such as marketing.

3. Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
I don’t think I’ve ever suffered from it. Nike’s motto of “Just do it” works for writing as well as athletics. It doesn’t mean what I write will be a keeper, of course, but even writi…

The Tomb--My take on the movie with spoilers!

The Tomb or Ligeia as it was formerly called, will make you think you’re watching a goth play. Yes, the actors wear dark clothes, the setting is of a castle and there are spells and magic involved. But the reason why it looks like a play is because every turning point doesn’t seamlessly fit into the story.
You can very well point out that Act One is when the writer breaks up with his girlfriend and marries Ligeia. Act Two is when Ligeia falls ill and her magical hold on her husband begins to weaken. She kills herself and that is the end of Part Two. Act Three is when Ligeia tries to create problems with her ex-husband and his new wife while possessing the caretaker’s quiet little daughter.
Maybe, just maybe, the story would have suited in a theatre than in a movie format because the proceedings get dull and the connection is lost when the storyline unravels to include situations that just don’t make sense.
Side characters keep coming and going so quickly that before their connection t…

It was destined to happen.