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

Inspiring a Haunted House

Whickering Place just released yesterday, and I’m so excited about this story, the characters, and the setting. Before I even started writing, I knew I wanted to set the follow-up to The Meadows in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is one of my favorite towns in the world. It’s an artsy mountain setting and one of… Continue reading Inspiring a Haunted House

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

Asphodel Meadows

When I first started writing The Meadows, the original title was going to be Asphodel Meadows. But several of my friends had trouble pronouncing it, so I decided to have the main character in the story shorten the name of her bed and breakfast since that's what everyone in the town called it anyway. Asphodel… Continue reading Asphodel Meadows