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...
Japan’s suicide forest

Japan’s suicide forest

It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, and certainly one of its deadliest. Aokigahara, otherwise known as Sea of Trees or Suicide Forest, was formed on top of a lava flow after Mount Fuji erupted in the year 864. While lovely, Aokigahara is an eerie...
Natural born killers?

Natural born killers?

Once upon a time, a young and ambitious FBI agent met a charming man. This man was exceedingly polite, well mannered, and highly intelligent. The agent couldn’t help but like him, even though he knew the charming man had murdered ten people. The man was Ed...
IWSG: The surprising benefits of insecurity

IWSG: The surprising benefits of insecurity

We’re often led to believe insecurity is a bad thing. (We even have a support group for it.) But the truth is, sometimes insecurity can be a great thing. Often, it’s that nagging feeling of insecurity, that fear, which pushes us to grow, to improve our...
Black-eyed kids: fact or fiction?

Black-eyed kids: fact or fiction?

Picture this… It’s late at night. Perhaps you’re alone, or maybe your spouse or roommate is sleeping upstairs. There’s a knock at the door. Instead of acting protective, your pet runs away or hides nearby, whining and cringing. You check the...
Haunted Travel: China’s Ghost City

Haunted Travel: China’s Ghost City

  Fengdu, China, is so creepy that it instantly inspired a horror novel. Fengdu is a ghost city in the true sense of the word. The village was abandoned when the construction of the Three Gorges Dam dramatically raised the water levels. There’s something...