The Dark Side of Whickering Place

This house nearly killed me. Not literally, of course, but writing about it was not easy. Whickering Place comes out on Tuesday. This is probably one of the toughest novels I’ve ever written, for a variety of reasons. First of all, I was trying to finish it just as my best friend passed away from… Continue reading The Dark Side of Whickering Place

Destination New Orleans

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. But I’ve been super-busy writing and finishing up Whickering Place and running it past beta readers. I’ve also been doing a little bit of traveling. Despite my obsession with vampires, I had never been to New Orleans until this past April. My husband’s mother is actually… Continue reading Destination New Orleans

The Incubus Attack

In the Legacy of Darkness novels (The Meadows and the upcoming Whickering Place), I've included references to the incubus and succubus. In short, these are sexually aggressive demons that seduce men and women in their sleep. References to these demons goes way back. St. Augustine, King James, and Thomas Aquinas all wrote about them in… Continue reading The Incubus Attack

The Haunted House: Setting, symbol, or psychosis?

The Shining. The Haunting of Hill House. Wuthering Heights. In all of these novels, nearly the most important part of the story is the house itself. When you consider literature in which the physical setting of the house is of monumental importance, there is usually a symbolic and a psychological component as well. In the… Continue reading The Haunted House: Setting, symbol, or psychosis?