When I got my book contract last year, I followed my good friend’s advice (awesome romance writer Jenna Sutton) and took the time to celebrate. She told me it’s easy to let the moment pass, as you care for the people in your life or check off the boxes on your to-do list (which always … Continue reading Buffy and the Creature from the Blue Lagoon
If Aliens and Deep Star Six had a stylish baby, it would be this movie. So here’s the story line: Mechanical engineer Norah Price (played by Kristin Stewart, looking quite lovely in her buzz cut) has to escape a slowly disintegrating deep sea drilling station, which is a hard enough task, but to … Continue reading The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster
Now that we’re knee deep in the Christmas season, I think again about my favorite holiday movie of all time. That’s right. Die Hard. But even though I watch it every year, I feel an emptiness when I turn off the T.V. There’s just something missing from the Christmas season. Sea monsters. We have lots … Continue reading A Holiday Interview with the Kraken
Leslie Lutz, author of FRACTURED TIDE, interviews Russell C. Connor about those terrifying water monsters that lurk beneath...
Back in college, I spent a summer on an archaeological excavation on a remote part of the Savannah River. One day our boat’s engine died just downstream from a nature preserve, which meant gators were EVERYWHERE. And they were absolutely enormous. We had to leave the boat behind and wade in waist deep water for … Continue reading The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)
When I picked up my seven-year-old from her summer camp last week, she hung onto me like she hadn’t seen me in weeks. The campers had gone on a field trip to Lake Worth for a little hiking, and since my kid hearts nature like nobody’s business, I was surprised that she didn’t have a … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster
When I think about great sea monster books, JAWS tops my list. How could I forget that iconic cover, the tiny beautiful swimmer at the surface, and that enormous saw-toothed mouth coming up from the depths? The ultimate killer shark story might have become famous as a summer blockbuster, but it started as a dog-eared copy … Continue reading Book Monsters: Ryan Lockwood’s BELOW