The Bell Witch Legend

Many areas in the southern United States are rich with stories about hauntings and superstitions. Several of my ancestors who lived in Northern Alabama passed down many stories of hauntings, folklore, and unexplained events to younger generations. The legend of the Bell Witch is a tale of American Folklore from the state of Tennessee. The... Continue Reading →

April Book Reviews Part Two

Hey, everyone. I posted the first part of my April reviews last week. If you missed that post, you can find it here. Now for the second half. Means to Deceive ★★★★★ This was my first time reading anything by author Alex Craigie. I'm glad I did. If I had to summarize this book in... Continue Reading →

The Flannan Lighthouse Keepers

I love lighthouses. For centuries, these towering structures marked dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, and guided ships to safe harbors. With cheaper and more sophisticated navigational systems, few lighthouses are in use these days. A lighthouse was the setting of my short story, The Keeper’s House which is included in the anthology Macabre Sanctuary. Two friends... Continue Reading →

April Book Reviews Part One

Wow! We've almost reached the month of May. I read several books during the month of April, so like last month, I'm splitting my reviews into two posts. Here's part one. Mercy Falls ★★★ Many of you know I've gotten hooked on the Cork O'Connor series. I actually finished reading Mercy Falls in March, but... Continue Reading →

The Loretto Chapel Staircase

This month’s Legends and Lore post takes us to New Mexico, the state where my Legends of Madeira series is set. The city of Santa Fe was founded sometime between 1607 and 1610, making it the second oldest city in the United States. It’s an area rich in history dating back as far as 10000... Continue Reading →

Tried and Failed #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. It’s already the second week of April, and it’s been a while since I wrote a WIP Wednesday post. This one is more of a WIHW (What I Haven’t Written) story. I thought by now I would have already written tons of words this year. Wrong! So far, 2022’s word count is shaping... Continue Reading →

March Book Reviews Part Two

March was a busy month for me, reading-wise. Here's the second part of my reviews. If you missed the other post, you can read it by clicking here. Between The Vines ★★★★★ After reading the first two books of Staci Troilo's latest series, I couldn't wait for Between the Vines. It didn't disappoint. Between the... Continue Reading →

Texarkana’s Phantom Killer

This month's Mystery Monday is about a series of murders that took place in 1946. Almost eighty years later, the mystery is still unsolved. Interested? Read on. Texarkana is a city in Northeast Texas. Along with its twin city, Texarkana, Arkansas, it’s home to around 65,000 people. In the 1940s, the combined population was less... Continue Reading →

March Book Reviews Part One

Hey, readers! I read quite a few books this month, so in order not to make this post so long, I divided it into two parts. Sealed Off ★★★ I don’t read a lot of cozy mysteries with amateur sleuths, but I saw this one available for check out through my local library and decided... Continue Reading →

Guest Author C S Boyack #newrelease

Hey, everyone. Today it's a pleasure to welcome back fellow-author, friend, and Story Empire collaborator C. S. Boyack. Here's here to talk about his latest release Good Liniment, a part of the The Hat Series. Craig, take it away! Thanks for the invitation to promote my wares to your fans. Good Liniment is the newest... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of the Hotel Galvez

Today we’ll travel back to my home state of Texas and the City of Galveston for this month’s Legends and Lore post. Located on Galveston and Pelican Islands, the City of Galveston was once the largest in Texas. The 1900 Galveston hurricane changed that. Still known as the deadliest natural disaster in United States history... Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time???

Hey, everyone. This past weekend, I realized I didn't have a blog post written or scheduled for this week. Not only that, I didn't have a clue what to write, so I decided to talk about a controversial topic. Daylight Saving Time. Not everyone will agree with me but I don't like it. It's not... Continue Reading →

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