Afraid something’s lurking under your bed?

Afraid something’s lurking under your bed?

You’re not alone. Many of us grew up scared stiff of someone — or something — hidden under there, waiting to pounce. Even worse, this urban legend has some truth behind it. Several hotel patrons and staff have discovered bodies concealed under beds...
Scary True Stories: The day the music died

Scary True Stories: The day the music died

What happens when the thing you love most is suddenly stolen from you? Natalie Purdie had a passion for dancing. From the age of eight years old, she “ate, slept, and drank” dance. “Dancing was my life,” she says. When Natalie was sixteen, her...
IWSG: Learn marketing & how to win NaNoWriMo

IWSG: Learn marketing & how to win NaNoWriMo

For today’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post, I thought I’d help with others’ writing insecurities instead of whining about my own for a change. 🙂 Due to the pandemic, I’m now able to share what I’ve learned in the marketing and...
Mysterious Places: The real Mary King’s Close

Mysterious Places: The real Mary King’s Close

Before Covid, one of the places I was excited to visit in Edinburgh, Scotland was the Real Mary King’s Close. Located under the Royal Mile, in the historic Old Town area, the Close (a Scottish term that means “alleyway”) is Edinburgh’s only...
IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

The Dan Brown Project changed my life in ways I didn’t expect. It was both easier, and harder, than I imagined. When I decided to try Brown’s schedule of getting up at 4 am and writing for seven hours (five in my case, marketing for two), I wasn’t...
Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

This story is as strange as it is sad. It was 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Josette Buchman’s estranged sister-in-law was in the hospital, so Buchman agreed to drop by the woman’s home and pack a few of her belongings. Her widowed sister-in-law, Rita...