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Short Story Performed on Tales to Terrify Podcast

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.

Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies: A Guide to 18th Century England’s Prostitutes

Before the “Adult” section on Craigslist or hookup sites, there was Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies. Printed annually between 1757 and 1795, this pocket-sized guidebook acted as a directory to Georgian London’s prostitutes. a a Each issue featured¬†120-190 prostitutes who worked in or near Covent Gardens, often giving erotic details and reviews on the… Continue Reading →

10 Weird Foods the Victorians Ate

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 →

Latest Publication! Life After Regret, a short story

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 →

Sweet William’s Ghost: A Deadly Ballad

A dead lover returns to his still-alive fiance in the form of an apparition. He asks her to free him of their engagement or he’s bound for hell (dramatic much?). That’s essentially the gist of this English Ballad, which has many lyrical and musical variations. Of course, there’s a push and pull between the ghost… Continue Reading →

A 19th Century Prison Wedding

On the night of November 13, 1885, a buggy rolled up to the Chatham Hill Gaol under the cover of darkness. Out leaped 18 year-old Mollie Downes, her brother, and a minister. What was this young woman about to do? Marry a prisoner, of course. a a Her beloved, James Fauntleroy, was in the Virginian… Continue Reading →

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