So today is a bit of a random Thursday update. I hope you don’t mind.
I AM A GUEST ON A PODCAST THAT IS NOT MY PODCAST!
The lovely Sara Crawford has interviewed me for her podcast, Creative Expressions.
I talk about the second-grade haiku that changed my life, the importance of art, and other fun things about writing and painting and existing. Plus, Sara’s super cool so you should check it out.
I rarely have nightmares. I dream all the time though.
I had the best nightmare.
I am asleep. Something evil, something female is in the room. It is definitely not a male presence. I try to figure out how to hide on the bed if the pillows will confuse her about where my body is in case she attacks. She tugs on the covers but I’m holding them down. “I’m asleep,” I think. I decide to whisper, “This is not happening.” She whispers back, “This IS happening.” And stabs me in the chest. I scream.
Apparently, according to Shaun, it was the most terrifying scream he’s ever heard in his whole life.
The thing is? I know I transitioned from sleep to waking when I was screaming, but I can’t remember the sound at all. It was like I opened up, gave it all I got and nothing came out.
I AM WRITING THEATER
The amazing Penobscot Theatre Company had to suspend it’s normal season because of Covid-19 and I’ve been asked to write a creepy short story about Bucksport, Maine.
The draft is done.
It is creepy.
It gave me a nightmare last night I think or maybe that was…
We pickled like pickling freaks. Honest to God, I’m sure my mother is rolling over in her grave and gasping, “Who even are you, Carrie?”
But check it out!
You can see I was a bit overwhelmed by cutting 8 million onions and had to resort to hiding behind a dish towel and not stabbing my eyes out. And the dogs? They were so into it.
MY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (TEACHING RELATED)
I’m about to offer a quick course on Teachable all about the scene. And it’s so much fun and I am so nervous/excited/stoked about it. I hope you’ll check it out in September when it’s live. It will be super cheap because I want to make it accessible. My bank account is mad about that but whatever….
MY OTHER BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (BOOK RELATED)
The follow-up to IN THE WOODS with Steve Wedel is almost done and so scary and it should be out before the end of this year!
AND… I am going to offer a little novella just on Amazon next month. It’s called FAITH.
AND… I am working on a haunted campground story and it’s super creepy and fun. Sort of like Charlaine Harris books (TRUE BLOOD) but in a campground and without Sookie.
AND…I am working on some other still-secret things. Well, they are secret unless you listen to Sara’s podcast.
COME WRITE WITH ME!
I coach, have a class, and edit things.
WHERE TO FIND OUR PODCAST, DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE.
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Last week’s episode about poop, dentists, surgery, flavored alcohol and Jung.
A bonus podcast with Jessica Burkhart!
NEW BOOK OF AWESOME- THE PLACES WE HIDE
I have a new book out!!!!!! It’s an adult mystery set in the town where we live, which is Bar Harbor, Maine. You can order it here. And you totally should.
And if you click through to this link, you can read the first chapter!
And click here to learn about the book’s inspiration and what I learned about myself when I was writing it.