In the Victorian era, courtship was a business. There was even a term for it: "the marriage mart." Dowries, lands, and titles served as motivators for selecting a life partner. A gentleman might ask, "Is her dowry large enough?" A lady might ask, "Is his title high enough?" a However, finding genuine love and affection... Continue Reading →
Check out my most recent story! "The Scent of Lavender," which started as a Jack the Ripper origin story but mutated into a monster of its own, was performed on the 441st episode of Tales to Terrify, a Hugo award-nominated podcast.
Looking for something to read? Check out my latest story, "Secrets in the Poison," a story of suspense set in the Victorian era countryside.
Check out my latest story! "A Damsel in Bedlam," a Victorian love story set in an insane asylum, was published in the Summer 2020 issue of The Writing Disorder.
Brooks Kohler, founder of Laptiast.com, was kind enough to write an article featuring my writing. As an author, it's always touching when someone finds your work praiseworthy. Especially with lines like this: "With an ability to craft a story in such a way it not only proves a pleasure to read but also forms a... Continue Reading →
The Victorians gobbled down some strange foods, from jellied eels to boiled calf's head. Times really have changed. We might cringe at the thought of eating some of the foods on this list, but more than a century ago, many of these dishes were considered treats and delicacies. a 1) Jellied Eels - Yep! You heard it.... Continue Reading →
My latest story came out in the first issue (April 2020) of Periwinkle Literary Magazine! What makes Periwinkle so special? "The goal of this magazine is the create a space for writers to succeed without it being considered academically correct." "Life After Regret" was a bit of a misfit story, because the setup is different... Continue Reading →
Please check out my latest publication! "Do You Hear the Coffin Bell?", a Victorian short story filled with suspense, was republished in Suspense Magazine's Winter 2019 issue. Suspense Magazine's Winter 2019 issue can be accessed here. Between interviews with the likes of Dean Koontz and Janet Evanovich in this issue, you can find little, ol'... Continue Reading →
Lady Caroline Lamb was a pretty woman with reddish-blond hair, a delicate figure, and freckles across her cheeks—but looks can be deceiving. This lovely looking woman would draw in one of England's most celebrated poets, Lord Byron, into an affair with her beauty and charm, but she'd turn out to be one hellish ex-lover. a... Continue Reading →
Hello all, Quite a bit has happened lately. Perhaps the most exciting was a recent publication in Books 'N Pieces Magazine, an online magazine known for its interviews with bestselling authors. One of these authors (and my absolute favorite!) includes the impossibly talented George R.R. Martin. More about this interview can be learned here. It's... Continue Reading →