Haunted Travel: The world’s spookiest islands

Haunted Travel: The world’s spookiest islands

When people think of islands, they envision sun, surf, and piña coladas. But islands aren’t all Jimmy Buffet tunes and limbo sticks. You may be surprised by the darkness lurking beneath that shimmering sand. Here are my picks for five of the world’s...
IWSG: Defining success

IWSG: Defining success

One of my friends married a man whom most people would describe as successful. He makes a lot of money, works in exotic locations, and has incredible perks, which include a company-paid house, vehicle, and driver. On the personal side, he is in good health, takes...
IWSG: Behold the insidious anti-muse

IWSG: Behold the insidious anti-muse

Insecurities, I’ve had a few. My foray into full-time fiction writing hasn’t even started yet (it begins this month!) and I’m already terrified. I’m preparing for the launch of two major novels on May 16th, and the stakes seem so incredibly...
The real Shawshank Redemption

The real Shawshank Redemption

One of my favourite works of fiction has long been Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was turned into an equally brilliant movie. But is it fiction? The “real” Andy Dufresne was a man named Frank Freshwaters. In 1957,...
Scary True Stories: The Pendle witches

Scary True Stories: The Pendle witches

Meet author Catherine Cavendish. While I’m hanging out with the pharaohs, Catherine has kindly agreed to entertain you with the scary true story of the Pendle Witches. I’ll respond to your comments and return blog visits when I get back. Take it away,...
Five awesome horror movies you probably missed

Five awesome horror movies you probably missed

Horror movies are hotter than ever, but a few high-profile monsters of the genre gobble up the spotlight. If Babadook, It Follows, and the latest sequel followed by a sequel didn’t do it for you (or even if they did), you’ll appreciate the finds on this...