Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?

Many theories exist about the identity of Jack the Ripper. The most plausible theories name ordinary civilians as possible suspects, such as Joseph Barnett, a fish porter, and George Hutchinson, an unemployed laborer. Other theories are bit more far-fetched in their range of possible subjects, such as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in... Continue Reading →

The Black Lady of Bradley Woods

Tucked away in Lincolnshire, England is the small village of Bradley. This village might at first seem obscure, when studying a map of England, but the surrounding woods boasts of an old legend.  A woman clothed in black; pale, stricken, her eyes teary. She's young and pretty. Rather harmless, other than the fact that she... Continue Reading →

The Enduring Writer

Finding time to write makes for the writer's eternal struggle. I am learning this lesson the difficult way with many new opportunities and surprises in my own life; a new day job, new friends, new schedules. I've been overwhelmed with these changes for the last two months. And, please, do not think I am complaining.... Continue Reading →

Lord Byron’s Skull Cup

Lord Byron was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know." He earned the phrase from his discarded lover, Lady Caroline Lamb, and he more than lived up to the infamous epitaph. He lived for carnal pleasure, taking men and women as lovers. He lived for carnal pleasure, left a trail of broken hearts in his wake,... Continue Reading →

The British Museum

One part of researching for a story is not including every detail you dig up. I've begun working on an idea for a novel, which includes researching angles for the professions of one of the characters. Originally, I was going to have this character work for the British Museum, but this angle fell through with... Continue Reading →

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