Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I hope that you've had a wonderful week so far, and that you are continuing to stay healthy. As many of you know, my grandmother suffered a fall a few weeks ago and has been receiving hospice care at the retirement home where she lives. This week, I am excited… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twenty-One
Hello everyone! I hope that the first full week of February has been a good one. Most of my week has been spent working on a short story entry for a local writing contest, but I've also been able to complete a few more reading prompts for this year's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. It's been good… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Six
I am extremely excited to announce that I am officially over being sick! Yay! Other than some allergy testing that left me itchy and exhausted for most of the day on Wednesday, I've slowly been able to get back to my daily routine. Like last week, my reading goal for Week Three of the POPSUGAR… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Three
What kinds of things scare you? During this time of year, our thoughts may turn to ghosts and zombies, killer clowns, or other murderous characters from horror movies...the "things that go bump in the night." A close friend once told me that she found psychological thrillers far more frightening than traditional horror movies, because they… Continue reading The Turn of the Key
There's something about the concept of the haunted house that has always been fascinating to me. I think some of my interest goes back to when I was a kid, watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! for the first time. It was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. As an adult, I'm still… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House
When you think about horror, who is the first contemporary author that springs to mind? For me, it's Stephen King. The first time I read King's work was in college, when a friend recommended that I read Salem's Lot. I found the novel interesting and began to seek out more of King's work. I haven't… Continue reading The Institute
October is one of my favorite months of the year. It's a time when the temperature finally begins to drop, hockey season officially starts, and the leaves turn beautiful colors...at least in theory. (Today's forecast was decidedly more consistent with summer than fall.) And of course, there's also pumpkin-flavored/scented stuff everywhere... I don't know if… Continue reading Fall Colors, and Hockey, and Horror…Oh My!