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  • Witches Almanac #38 - New Articles

    I've had a sneak peek at the proof copy of the upcoming issue of The Witches' Almanac, whose theme is Animals: Friends and Familiars.Three articles of mine appear in Issue #38, Spring 2019-2020:"Horseshoes"  — The folklore and future of horseshoes."The Black Dog"  — Phantom black dogs and […]

  • Witches Almanac #38 - New Articles Coming

    The cover for Issue 38 of The Witches' Almanac sports a gorgeous black cat, appropriate for a theme of Animals: Friends and Familiars.I will have at least one article, "Horseshoes" in this issue. Stay tuned for more information. […]

  • Darksome Thirst Mentioned in Interview

    In The Real Witches of New England, author Ellen Evert Hopman not only sheds light on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692-1693, but also "includes in-depth interviews with 25 modern-day practitioners from a variety of pagan faiths, including druids, wiccans, Celtic reconstructionists, and practitioners of the fairy […]

  • TRANSCENDENT Cover Reveal

    Transmundane Press has just revealed the cover for Transcendent, due out later this year, and what a cover it is. UK artist Dean Samed has successfully captured the "realm beyond reality" of the anthology.I'm especially excited by this anthology because one of my short stories—name to be revealed […]

  • Oh, Those Holiday Decorations

    I'm decluttering in preparation for an eventual move. As I go through every nook and cranny of the house, I'm thinking of two things: How much would it cost me to move this, and if my new living space is a lot smaller, would this crowd out my writerly possessions?As a writer who is inspired by the supernatural and […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 2

    Part 2 of guest blogger Kathryn Ptacek, a writer who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 2by […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 1

    Today's guest blogger is writer Kathryn Ptacek, who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 1by […]

  • Paperwork, Be Gone!

    I don't have all the answers; there are still many de-cluttering problems I haven't figured out yet. So, being the crowd-sourcing type of person that I am, I reached out to the broader writing community to find out how other writers handled their clutter problems.Sometimes you just can't do it alone. Writer Loren […]

  • VWnG036 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 3
    by Morven Westfield on January 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    This is part three of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about the […]

  • VWnG035 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 2
    by Morven Westfield on December 18, 2013 at 2:47 am

    This is part two of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna Arthen traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about […]