IWSG: In case of fire, break glass

IWSG: In case of fire, break glass

I’m not great at asking for help. Beyond being a single woman who prides herself on her independence, I’m also an only child who was raised to be self-reliant. Growing up, I mostly had to entertain myself, and I took care of my own laundry and other...
The world’s most haunted castle

The world’s most haunted castle

One of the most haunted castles in the world is located in Ireland. Pronounced “Lep,” Leap Castle was built in the 15th century for the O’Carroll family. The O’Carrolls took the term “sibling rivalry” to Cain-and-Abel levels. One of...
Ghost of a serial killer

Ghost of a serial killer

It was 2006. Rob Graves and his wife Vicki were touring a gorgeous estate in Indiana. The place had everything they could want and then some: an indoor pool, a separate apartment that could be rented out, tons of room to roam, and ample privacy. Even better, the...
With a little help from our friends

With a little help from our friends

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that a lot of people have been stricken by really bad luck this year? Maybe it’s the same every year, but it seems to have hit a disproportionate amount of people I know in 2018. Illness, death, unnatural and natural...
IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

Welcome, dear writers. As promised, here is the continuation of last month’s post, Making friends with booksellers. This month, the stellar advice is courtesy of Maryelizabeth Yturraide and R.J. Crowther Jr., both from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California....
The woman in black and the ghost of Paracelsus

The woman in black and the ghost of Paracelsus

Please join me in welcoming back horror author Catherine Cavendish with two true spooky tales. I have set a large part of Waking the Ancients in Vienna, Austria, where many ghosts and restless spirits walk among the verdant parks and lavish palaces. But Austrian...
IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

It’s an old saw that if you want to be a writer, you must do two things: write a lot and read a lot. I’ll add one more to the list if you want to be a successful writer: build relationships. As a writer, some of the most beneficial relationships you can...
Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Life has been very busy lately. I was extremely honoured to host a chat with bestselling thriller author Karin Slaughter at her double book launch in Winnipeg, Canada, last night. Karin was down to earth, witty, and fun. It was awesome to meet her in person and ask...