The woman in black and the ghost of Paracelsus

The woman in black and the ghost of Paracelsus

Please join me in welcoming back horror author Catherine Cavendish with two true spooky tales. I have set a large part of Waking the Ancients in Vienna, Austria, where many ghosts and restless spirits walk among the verdant parks and lavish palaces. But Austrian...
IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

It’s an old saw that if you want to be a writer, you must do two things: write a lot and read a lot. I’ll add one more to the list if you want to be a successful writer: build relationships. As a writer, some of the most beneficial relationships you can...
Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Life has been very busy lately. I was extremely honoured to host a chat with bestselling thriller author Karin Slaughter at her double book launch in Winnipeg, Canada, last night. Karin was down to earth, witty, and fun. It was awesome to meet her in person and ask...
Murder becomes her: deadly women

Murder becomes her: deadly women

I recently received some great news from Severed Press, the publisher of Return to Dyatlov Pass and Monsters in Our Wake. Return to Dyatlov Pass was selected for German translation! I’m so excited. After the U.S. and Canada, German readers have been the biggest...
IWSG: Social media scandals

IWSG: Social media scandals

I thought social media was really fun in the beginning. People posted cute pics of their pets, or maybe what they’d cooked for dinner that night. You were able to connect with old friends you hadn’t seen since high school (if you wanted to) and keep in...
Scary True Stories: The comic book killer

Scary True Stories: The comic book killer

This week I’m welcoming back author Hunter Shea, who has another tale of true-life horror to share. Take it away, Hunter! They say that art imitates life. In 2016, the unique world of graphic comics learned that sometimes, art inspires life. The police were...
Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky

I never believed close encounters of the third kind were possible…until one terrifying story changed my mind. November 5, 1975 Twenty-two-year-old Travis Walton was working for a logging company in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest when he and...