Books

Spooky, Creepy, and Weird Writing Inspiration

Abandoned houses. Roaring thunderstorms. Flickering chandeliers. Flaming candelabras. Derelict cemeteries. These are a few of my favorite things . . . and imagery that can be found in one or more of my gothic suspense and supernatural thriller novels. Recently, a lot of people have asked me where I get “ideas” for my stories, settings,… Continue reading Spooky, Creepy, and Weird Writing Inspiration

Dracula, Carfax Abbey, and Mental Illness: Where Truth and Fiction Intersect

Where do you get your inspiration for your stories? All writers are asked that question at one time or another. In fact, it may be a writers' most commonly received query. Irish author Bram Stoker may not have originally intended to write a horror novel about a vampire named Count Dracula. Although Stoker was working… Continue reading Dracula, Carfax Abbey, and Mental Illness: Where Truth and Fiction Intersect

Cover Reveal for Nocturne House

Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone had a safe and sound holiday season. I'm kicking off the new year with an announcement and a reveal. First, the announcement: The Meadows is out on audiobook--available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon, and Whickering Place will soon follow. The ultra-talented Elizabeth DeVault is narrating, and I'm… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Nocturne House

3 People Who Were Unlucky on Friday the 13th

  Murder of Lillian Madison On the night of Friday, March 13, 1885, a young Lillian Madison was spotted walking with a man near Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. The next morning, locals found the woman floating in the Old City Reservoir. Lillian Madison and her cousin Tommy Cluverius had been carrying on a steamy… Continue reading 3 People Who Were Unlucky on Friday the 13th

Hotels, Motels, and Inns with Creep Factor

Would you rather spend the night with a dead rock star, a bunch of clowns, or a serial killer? If you’re ambitious, you could have all three in a few days’ time. Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled holidays. If you’re headed west this year, you might consider one of these creepy/eclectic hotels and… Continue reading Hotels, Motels, and Inns with Creep Factor