I wrote this poem a few weeks ago, suffering the usual inspiration of hearing something and getting it caught in my brain until I wrote a piece to exorcise it. Seems fitting for the season though. I Sailed A Ship I sailed a ship so grand and gray. A ship so wide and tall. I… Continue reading I Sailed A Ship – a poem
There is something about the power of horror that has always held my heart. A mix of the release, the nature of the storytelling, and the craftsmanship Something about how the stories unfold. Horror creators don't get nearly the credit they deserve. It can't be easy to write in a way that taps into the… Continue reading Sharing the Scares
The following is a sample story from my newest story collection IN ROOTS OF ASH. This is one of the many stories included that tells the story of a cursed woods and the things that haunt the dark places of the world. Things older than Man and much more cunning. The Echo of the Axe… Continue reading IN ROOTS OF ASH sample
https://youtu.be/xKskv-RkiiM In Roots of Ash has arrived - https://www.amazon.com/Roots-Ash-Chris-Ringler/dp/1081232803/ The roots of horror are deep.
When I started writing the first stories that are at the hear of IN ROOTS OF ASH I was writing to tap into the mythos of the woods. I grew up in an area that had two wooded areas and we played in them all the time. We never were afraid but when we started… Continue reading IN ROOTS OF ASH – deep dive
In which Chris tals about writing and just doing it.
If you’re asking me, I’d offer that it’s a fool that makes idols of people. We’re a fallible lot. We are mistakes tumbling through history trying to pick up enough good deeds along the way to outshine the trouble we cause or get into. People are a mess. Humans are the dumpster fires of the… Continue reading Broken Idols
In which I talk about my 2019 release ROAD KILL Talking about my novel ROAD KILL.
This year has been one with lots of writing and this book is the result of some of that writing. For many years I have been writing about the Sisters Six, six sisters who were tree in form but were indeed witches of the woods who offered to give someone one wish/desire...for a price. An… Continue reading In Roots Of Ash – coming in October
We have a tendency to see things one way. Good. Bad. That's it. It's a good thing or a bad thing. A person is a good person or a bad person. There is very little room for nuance. There is little room for reality. Good. Bad. The thing though is that we're both. I have… Continue reading Both