The dark side of America’s founding fathers

The dark side of America’s founding fathers

Just when I’d sworn off guest posts for good, along came an offer I couldn’t refuse. If you haven’t yet met Roland Yeomans of the blog Writing in the Crosshairs, you’re in for a treat. Roland always manages to blend historical reality with...
Scary True Stories: The killing game

Scary True Stories: The killing game

Reality TV…it’s harmless fun, right? Well–not always. Imagine winning The Bachelor, only to find out the man of your dreams is a serial killer. It happened to Cheryl Bradshaw. The year was 1978, and the ’70s version of The Bachelor was The...
The curse of Tut’s tomb

The curse of Tut’s tomb

An ancient tomb is creepy enough. Add a fatal curse to the mix and you have the makings of a great horror story. Only in this case, the story might turn out to be true. British Lord George Carnarvon was obsessed with Egypt, so when archaeologist Howard Carter...
Too scary? Mattel turns monsters into princesses

Too scary? Mattel turns monsters into princesses

I wasn’t a girl who played with dolls. In fact, any doll that fell into my clutches met with a tragic end. When I heard about Monster High as an adult, I was so envious! Imagine being able to play with the daughters of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Werewolf....