IWSG: Channeling Charles Dickens

IWSG: Channeling Charles Dickens

So, this is the IWSG post where I dazzle you with a plethora of positive writing news. (Don’t you just love that word? Plethora has such a nice ring to it.)Cover reveals! Impending releases! Story sales! However, it’s also the post where I admit I’m...
Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

One of the best things about setting novels in exotic locations is I actually get to visit those places. There are a couple of exceptions: I’ve never experienced life on an oil rig in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and I’ve never been to Dyatlov Pass....
Dirty little secrets

Dirty little secrets

Those of you not in the horror-book biz (which I suspect is most of you) may be surprised to learn that February is Women in Horror Month, in an attempt to boost awareness of all the kickass women who are writing dark fiction. Not because they’re women, but...
The Vanished

The Vanished

The statistics are horrifying. One million people go missing in the United States each year. Over eight million children go missing worldwide. Many are never seen again. This post is about some of the missing person cases that trouble me. If you have any information...
IWSG: Life works in mysterious ways

IWSG: Life works in mysterious ways

It’s time for another Insecure Writers’ Support Group post, that time every month when a widespread group of awesome writers share their fears, struggles, and occasional triumphs. I’d been wracking my brain for something to post about this month,...
Y is for Yeti

Y is for Yeti

The yeti or abominable snowman is a shy, apelike creature that supposedly lives in the mountains. Yeti sightings are most often reported in the Himalayans near Nepal, but twenty-three countries have their own version of this gentle giant. Unlike other...
The real Mary King’s Close

The real Mary King’s Close

” “Gardyloo!” If you heard that cry a couple of hundred years ago, you would do well to run for cover, because a few seconds later a torrent of foulness would descend from above as someone emptied the contents of their chamber pot. From the seventeenth...
The mystery of the Kabayan Mummies

The mystery of the Kabayan Mummies

In the Philippines, a town called Kabayan is home to hundreds of mummies. These strange creatures are curled into fetal positions and tucked into oval-shaped coffins made of pinewood. They were laid to rest in caves, rock shelters, and manmade burial niches. The sheer...