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The Haunting of Hill House: Book vs TV Show

The iconic opening to the novelĀ The Haunting of Hill HouseĀ is one that sticks in your brain forever. Its first paragraph ends with the words: "Whatever walked there, walked alone." The TV show begins the same way...

Halloween Reads: Books for People Who Have a Darker Side

It recently occurred to me I am not one person. I am really two people existing in the same body.

A LOT to Really Be Scared Of (My First Stephen King Novel)

I'm going to do it. I'm going to terrify myself again, willingly. I'm going to go back to that place, that time.

Spooky Story Podcasts to Get Ready for Halloween

I love reading. But I'm a busy gal. I likely won't be able to work my way through Stephen King's expansive horror collection before Halloween. What is a girl to do then? Lightbulb! Podcasts!

Amelia Earhart & Other ‘Novel’ Takes on History’s Mysteries

Amelia Earhart is one of those people in history you never forget. She was the first female aviator to try to circumnavigate the globe. She was a pioneer, role model, a legend. She's also at the center of a great mystery, one that is still making headlines today. It's the kind of story books are made of.

10 for Tuesday: 10 Books Stuck in My Head Forever

Some books just stick with you, for whatever reason. Sometimes it's not even because they are particularly amazing. It's just that something about them lodges in your brain like the lyrics to some random song and never leaves. So as my 10 for Tuesday, here are 10 books I read a long time ago, but still think about often and I can't seem to get out of my head.

Monday Blog: Women’s History Month! Let’s Talk About Women Writers Who Made History!

Women's History Month! Another reason to love March! So, let's talk about women, specifically women writers! I know I'll probably write tons of blog posts on women this month. But, let's start with the obvious, since I'm a writer (The Travelers), obviously I love women writers. Here are some pioneers that you should read, including books you probably know and have read and lesser known works you might want to check out.

True Life Story Time: Strange Encounters with a Ouija Board

I spend a lot of time in airports. So, I appreciate it when airports have art for my eyes weary of looking at fast food chains and rows and rows of industrial chairs. I've seen paintings and sculptures. But, I never imagined an airport would have a display that would send a chill down my spine...

Halloween Journey in Pictures: Best Costumes Based on Literary Characters

It's finally Halloween! My house didn't get egged or TP'd last night. So I guess my neighborhood had a quiet Mischief Night. Now comes the fun part! I can't wait to watch all the kids suit up and threaten to play tricks on people unless they give them treats. It's a weird sort of custom when you think about it. (So I try not to think about it.) Since it's Halloween, here are my 13 (seemed like an appropriate number) favorite Halloween costumes based on literary characters.

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