The Legend of La Llorona

Hey, everyone. Today is Halloween, so I thought it would be a good day for another Legends and Lore post. I originally wrote this as one of my first Mystery Monday posts back in 2019. A few weeks ago, Jan Sikes and I were discussing the following story about my grandfather's brother, and she thought... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Hey, everyone! Are you ready for ghosts and goblins? Halloween is just around the corner. Time for me to watch the all-time classic, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Yes, there are still some things from my childhood that I enjoy. I even reread The Incredible Journey this month, one of my favorite childhood books.... Continue Reading →

Visiting Teri Polen ~ Bad Moon Rising

Hey, everyone. It's that time of year again. Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, but it's also time for Teri Polen's annual event, Bad Moon Rising. Teri works tirelessly each year to host and promote thirty-one authors - a post each day of the month. I'm delighted to take part in this event again,... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Another week is in the books and it's been a great one. Last Saturday, I traveled to Dallas to attend an author meet and greet hosted by Rox Burkey. I was so excited to meet friend and fellow Story Empire contributor Jan Sikes. Although it was the first time we met in person, I felt... Continue Reading →

The Lost Dutchman’s Mine

For this month’s Legend and Lore post, we’ll travel to the southwestern state of Arizona in an area known as the Superstition Mountains. Since early times the Superstition Mountains, located east of Phoenix near Apache Junction, have been the source of legends and mystery. Their very name was inspired by Pima Indian legends. The area... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

October is marching on and I'm knee-deep in edits for my short story collection. I hadn't looked at some of the stories in almost a year, so I got a few surprises. One that I thought would need a lot of edits turned out to be easily done. Of course, I can't write short in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Secrets of the Ravine

Hey, readers. Hope you're having a lovely week and enjoying October (my favorite month of the year). As a reader, sometimes you're in the minority. Such is the case for me with Secrets of the Ravine, a title I picked up through Kindle Unlimited. There are not many reviews but all are four and five... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

It was another busy week around the Hall household. I'll not bore you with the details of needing a new car battery or the parts place first telling us the battery was good, but the alternator was bad. Suffice to say we had a busy and "interesting" day Tuesday. But all is now well, the... Continue Reading →

No Grass on My Grave

The more I read about legends, folklore, and ghost stories, the more I find there are many variations. Storytellers have adapted these tales to fit the part of the country where they live, but they all have commonalities. As a child and into my adolescent years, I often visited relatives in Alabama. I even went... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Is it already Friday? What happened to the week? I'm not exactly sure, but it went by as fast as if I'd been on vacation. Yes, I was told I wouldn't have as much time as I thought I would. It's true. More things going on at the Hall household this week. Errands to run,... Continue Reading →

Some Velvet Morning #WIP Wednesday

Hey, readers. I haven't written a WIP Wednesday post in a while, mainly because there was little to share. This week, I'm happy to report I've made progress. Twelve of the thirteen short stories for my upcoming collection are written. All would have been done, but I didn't like how I'd done the thirteenth story,... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Hey everyone! Happy Friday, the first one of fall. Our temperatures soared this week, making the autumn equinox feel more like the summer solstice. But signs of fall are everywhere. My spider lilies began blooming this week and a cool front is supposed to bring our temps back down to more seasonal norms next Monday.... Continue Reading →

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