Reposting Halloween thoughts!

on October 28, 2018

This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who kills pretend people for a living, no? But I’ve always loved ghost stories and the fall, full moons and things that go bump in the night… Halloween used to be a sacred holiday for many folks. The last of the three harvest holidays, it…

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on October 21, 2018

Those of you who have the digital edition of THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST had a few special pieces of extra content written exclusively for you. Since it’s been a few years since the book came out (!) I thought I’d share with print readers a letter Theodora Lestrange, the intrepid heroine, has written to her…

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Throwback to that time I wrote a book about vampires…or did I?

on October 14, 2018

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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Because I like to be scared but not really

on October 7, 2018

A repost of my first viewing of Crimson Peak and some other spooky faves. *CRIMSON PEAK: So last weekend I went to see Crimson Peak and it was everything I hoped it would be. Oh, first the caveat–if you don’t want to read spoilers, stop reading now and come back on Tuesday. I’m serious; I’m…

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Happy October!

on October 1, 2018

In case you’ve missed this post on my favorite seasonal reads, I’m popping it up here again. Happy reading! I don’t like to be scared–not really. A little suspense is fine, but no outright horror, please. Here are a few of my seasonal favorites: *Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. WITCHES. That’s all you need. *The…

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