The Enduring Writer’s Blog

Catherine Howard, the Rose Without a Thorn

Recently, I finished writing a short story, titled "Rose Without A Thorn," about one of King Henry VIII's lesser known wives, Catherine Howard. Henry admiringly called his wife his "rose without a thorn," but this wasn't the case. Catherine possessed many thorns, sprouting from the stem of her past. It only took Henry fourteen months... Continue Reading →

The Enduring Writer: My First Publication!

Every writer suffers from periods of doubt. Voices whisper in the writer's ear asking questions that can't be brushed aside. Will my work standout? I know I'm a good writer, but will anyone else see that? Are my stories enough? These questions can cripple any aspiring writer before the pen touches the page. Why should... Continue Reading →

The Fox Sisters

With Halloween upon us, it is fitting to focus on spiritualism and the occult for this blog post. This week, I'll be focusing on the Fox Sisters, who are the epitome of the saying, "Trick or Treat." These three girls, Leah, Margaret, and Catherine Fox, helped to found spiritualism, which is the belief that spirits... Continue Reading →

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Who's the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall? Legend says she's the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, who was the sister of the first Prime Minister of Britain, Robert Walpole. She was the wife of Charles Townshend, but problems were prevalent in their marriage. Charles had a heavy hand, and he was not shy about slapping... Continue Reading →

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 →

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