UGLYVILLE: Writing an Untypical YA Book

| May 26, 2015

My new novella UGLYVILLE has just been released, and, like my debut novel DEAD SIZE, I once again can’t really tell you who the audience is for it. I describe it as a True Crime-inspired (it’s presented as nonfiction, in diary form) Young Adult book. But I didn’t consider it a YA story as I […]

Sawney’s Top 10 Favorite Films of All Time

| May 15, 2015

As a lifelong movie buff, choosing my top 10 favorite films was really, really, really difficult. I gave myself some rules: no honorable mentions and I had to pick films that stand on their own, not because I love the director’s oeuvre. That means the work of several of my favorite filmmakers surprisingly didn’t make […]

Sawney’s Top 10 Favorite Horror Films (Easter Edition)

| April 5, 2015

In observance of the second scariest holiday of the year, here are my 10+ favorite Horror movies. This is by no means an exhaustive list — I was weaned on horror fare — but these films represent the ones that left the greatest impact (and some scars) on me: The Shining Alien Re-Animator Jaws The […]

Sawney’s Top 10 Favorite Comedy Films

| March 8, 2015

Since I haven’t posted anything on this site in a while, and I am quite fond of lists, I decided to share my ten favorite comedic movies. There are many I regretfully had to omit, but these represent the films that made the most rib-tickling impression on me, in no particular order and subject to […]

A Hole Away from Home

| August 22, 2014

In recognition of me starting my Masters program in Writing Studies… Recently, while sifting through some ancient papers of mine, I found this curious paragraph written, by hand, when I was in middle school. It’s probably the oldest piece of my writing I still possess (excluding a rather tepid poem called “Arizona Highway”). I have […]