Monthly Archives: October 2018

Revenants, Coming Back from the Dead

Tonight, I will stand in my driveway and hand out candy snacks to those brave enough to enter my small cul de sac, where few turn on their lights for the Trick or Treaters. And once more, my thoughts again … Continue reading

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The Headless Horseman and the House of Dun

 We have all heard of the Headless Horseman. Surely, you know something of the tale written by Washington Irving in 1820: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” However, did you realize that the Headless Horseman had been a much used motif … Continue reading

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The “Hunchback’s” Attempt to Kill Queen Victoria

Two weeks after John Francis’s second attack on Queen Victoria, the 16-year-old John William Bean made an attempt to assassinate the Queen. “In 19th century Britain, treason had its own special rules of evidence and procedure, which made it difficult to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

 In late 2009, at the height of the Twilight mania, Ulysses Press approached me regarding my writing a vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice. [Each book in the Twilight series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary … Continue reading

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Releases, Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, MY!!!!!

THIS PAST MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, saw the release of another new Regency for me. This release is a culmination of five weeks of releases and a bit of chaos, beginning on September 8. Permit me to explain, beginning with this most … Continue reading

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John Francis Attempted to Kill Queen Victoria Twice

On May 29, 1842, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria were returning to their home at Buckingham Palace from Sunday morning services at the royal chapel at St. James’s Palace when what Albert later described as “a little, swarthy, ill-looking radical” … Continue reading

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Happy 44th Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!!!

This bio comes from imdb. Birth Name: David Matthew Macfadyen Birthdate: 17 Ocotober 1974, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK Height: 6’3″ (1.91 m) Matthew Macfadyen may have been born in Norfolk, but as the son of an oil worker he spent … Continue reading

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