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Breathing Life into the JTR Victims

Writing the Jack the Ripper Victims Series, I’ve tried to give readers some sense of what the murderer took from the world. As part of that effort, I’ve manipulated mortuary photos to breathe a little life back into the women he killed. Fascination over … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror That Happened—London’s Murder Weapon

Was Jack the Ripper a monster, larger than life, beyond our comprehension?  From all that has been dramatized about the killer, one might think so. But no doubt the killer was merely a man, with the fears and frailties of … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—What the Darkness Has to Offer

In 1989, my diseased brain tried to kill me, but a year later, that experience saved my life. Ever since I was a young adult, people have asked me in one form or another, “Why are you interested in horror?” … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Another Murderer in Victorian London

This post is about the historical basis for the murderer in my novel, The Surgeon’s Mate: A Dismemoir. Someone took apart women in the most gruesome fashion in London in the late 1880s. Following that statement, many would say, “Yes, … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Relating to Psyches Long Dead

This post is based on a presentation about writing historical fiction I did for the WordCrafters in Eugene writers’ conference under the title “Relating to Psyches Long Dead: Developing Characters in Historical Fiction” Here are some questions concerning setting that … Continue reading

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Life in the Ripper’s London

I wrote this blog post close to Halloween, a good time for something scary. Although I like the cute horror of Halloween and a good, over-the-top zombie film, lately I’ve been chasing after some true-life horror as I research the … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper Victim Series: The Double Event

The volume, Jack the Ripper Victim Series: The Double Event, consisting of the two novels Say Anything But Your Prayers and Of Thimble and Threat is now available as an ebook and an audio book. Say Anything But Your Prayers is … Continue reading

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