Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

I read a lot of true crime. No matter how upsetting the story, I can usually put it aside after I’ve finished reading. Not so with the sad, strange case of Elisa Lam. Lam, a 21-year-old Vancouver woman, went missing during a solo trip to Los Angeles in 2013....
IWSG: I launched two books at once! (And survived!)

IWSG: I launched two books at once! (And survived!)

Thanks to our wonderful leader, Alex Cavanaugh, for trusting me to be a co-host again. What was he thinking? With great power comes great responsibility, so before I go forth and comment on a gazillion blogs, I just ask one small favour from you. You see, my cover...
Giveaway: City of Ghosts up for cover award!

Giveaway: City of Ghosts up for cover award!

But we need your help! I would love to see the cover artist, Kelly Ann Martin of kamdesign, get the accolades she deserves. I think you’ll agree she does amazing work. Problem is, we’re up against well-established romance writers with legions of fans, so I...
Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

I know, I know. I can hear what you’re thinking. “We’ve had too many theories about Jack the Ripper already. Do we really need another?” Good question, and it has some merit. But hear me out–this is quite interesting. People are obsessed...
The bizarre true story behind the ‘Changeling’

The bizarre true story behind the ‘Changeling’

If any story proves the adage “truth is stranger than fiction,” it’s this one. It began in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1928. Christine Collins, a manager at a telephone company, sent her nine-year-old son Walter to the movies. She never saw him again,...
Thank you. Yes, YOU.

Thank you. Yes, YOU.

So it’s here. The big day, the day books one and two of my GhostWriters series are released to the world. Of course I’d love for them to do well. I hope for that external validation, a nudge that confirms I made the right choice when I laid everything on...
Who killed the babysitter?

Who killed the babysitter?

It’s a familiar horror trope that never seems to get old. A young woman is in a strange house alone, babysitting. The phone rings. The caller says malicious, terrifying things. The teenager hangs up, but the caller always phones back. Eventually, he says...
Scary True Stories: We are Always Watching

Scary True Stories: We are Always Watching

Not only is Hunter Shea’s new novel, We Are Always Watching, a hit, it’s based on one of the creepiest true stories I’ve ever heard. So of course I had to find out more. Take it away, Hunter! I hear “We Are Always Watching” was initially...