The following authors have given me countless hours of reading enjoyment, creative inspiration, and – in many cases – their friendship:


Agatha Christie
Stephen King
Peter Straub
Lee Thomas
Sarah Langan
Christopher Rice
Jameson Currier
Stephen Graham Jones
Lisa Morton
Armistead Maupin
Michael Cunningham
Charlaine Harris
Alexander McCall Smith                                               
Michael Thomas Ford
Dennis Cooper
Jack Ketchum
Michael Rowe
Gemma Files
G.M. Malliet        
Douglas Clegg
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Chad Helder 

Organizations | Favorite Websites

Horror Writers Association
National Book Critics Circle
The Huffington Post Books                                         
Lambda Literary Foundation                                                                     


Here are a few of the charities whose missions I believe in and whose important work I support:

The Trevor Project                                                                         
The Lambda Literary Foundation                                              
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS                                        
The Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center                                      


It’s so inspiring to have friends with so much talent:

Jamie Rose                                                                                        
Meg Tilly                                                                                             
Michael “Pooch” Pucciarelli                                                        
Deena Warner Design