Cannibalism: the last taboo

Cannibalism: the last taboo

In a society desensitized to almost everything, cannibalism may be the last great taboo. And yet, people have been eating people since the beginning of human history. The Neanderthals were believed to have practiced cannibalism, and it’s been well documented...
The true story of the Headless Horseman

The true story of the Headless Horseman

Many people don’t know the infamous Headless Horseman is not just a legend, but the spirit of an actual person. In Scotland, members of the MacLaine clan from the district of Lochbuie still cringe in fear when they hear the sound of clattering hooves at night....
The haunting of Abercromby Square

The haunting of Abercromby Square

Before I begin this week’s tale of terror, some most welcome writing news! My publisher has chosen the winner of the Name My Book contest, and the lucky recipient of all the honors, including unlimited bragging rights, is JG Faherty with his suggestion, Valley...
Eating Egypt

Eating Egypt

Reader question: “Was that strange combination Egyptian meal you described real?” The reader was referring to koshari, the national dish of Egypt (also known as kushari), which Fatima treats Kate and Jackson to in the third GhostWriters book, Temple of...
IWSG: “They’re not your people.”

IWSG: “They’re not your people.”

One of the most freeing things a life coach ever taught me was the phrase, “They’re not your people.” Bad review? Not your people. Rejection? Not your people. Didn’t get the job? Not your people. Please don’t misunderstand. Sometimes, a...
IWSG: Searching for the Magic Bullet

IWSG: Searching for the Magic Bullet

This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question asks what pitfalls you’d warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey. The best advice I can give, (other than my oft-repeated “Don’t take advice from other writers”)...