Five terrific authors who, if you’re not already reading them, you should be reading now.
I don’t write a lot of supernatural stories, but when I do, there are two recurring themes: the ghost that’s actually some greedy human trying to scare people off so they can make a lot of money, and the baddie who spent their whole life waiting for a supernatural encounter that never happened, so they […]
You have to admit, librarians have a certain mystique. Whether it’s that buttoned-down-but-secretly-sexy figure in cute glasses that you know has a wild side waiting to be set loose, or a secret master of the arcane, there’s no shortage of heroic librarians in literature and film. You can find book-magicians in Jim C. Hines’s Libriomancer […]
Did you know that if you spot Nessie, you could win 1500 GBP (around $1980.00 USD)? That’s right. Every year, the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register takes reports of Nessie sightings at their website. Some of these are credible enough to be accepted into the registry Then, every year, the Register chooses the best […]
The persecution of the Covenanters looms large in Scottish memory, as it should. For several decades in the 1600s, the group of Scottish Presbyterians who signed a covenant denouncing both the Pope and English rule, suffered from terrible persecution. And, as any ghost-chaser knows, social and emotional upheaval are two reasons spirits like to stick […]
Scotland has some amazing hiking. My nephew recently spent a week or so on the West Highland Way with a friend. And, given the size of even the largest Scottish cities, stunning nature is rarely more than a short drive away. In fact, Scotland can be a fantastic place to do any number of unique […]
It’s been a couple of years since I wrote a full-length novel. Life happens. Immigration happens. And then life happens some more. But then something magical transpired. I attended the UK Meet in September and reconnected with my tribe. And there, in the quiet of my hotel room, I gave birth to a fully-formed novel […]