I took a trip up to Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts today for some inspiration for an upcoming project. I was fascinated by the history of the landscape: four towns (Enfield, Dana, Greenwich, and Prescott) were disincorporated in the 1930s so that the land could be flooded. Despite the breathtaking scenery, there was something so sad and creepy about the lake and its islands - imagining all the living that had once taken place along the many streets that were now under 90 feet of water. It’s all very surreal, and it makes me wonder about the tenuous place we each hold in our own communities, big and small. Today, I found more proof that nothing lasts forever.
World's Most Haunted Forests
Scheming demons, lovelorn ghosts, and energy vortexes make these forests seriously spooky.
Click on the title text to go to a slideshow about the world’s most haunted forests!!! Spooky inspiration for fans of The Stone Child, The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, and my newest book, The Book of Bad Things…
Best Horror Books for Kids (a list)
Click on the text above to view a list of great scary books for middle-grade readers, including my first book, The Stone Child!
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Hey! Guess what? The Ghost of Graylock won the 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award for grades 6-8! I feel so honored! Thank you, Kentucky readers! (click on the text to go to the link.)
How to make an Audio Book, with Libba Bray
I make a brief appearance as a delivery boy. This was fun! (click on the text to go to the video.)