The Crows of Smith’s Booth

Happy Tuesday! In September, we did a #tbt on Ash Hartwell’s novel Tip of the Iceberg. Well now Ash Hartwell has a new novel out. Let’s look at The Crows of Smith’s Booth. On the Winter’s Solstice of 1569, the villagers of Smith’s Booth hang three of sisters, accused of witchcraft. Their mother curses the … Continue reading The Crows of Smith’s Booth

Cyber Monday

Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. Today is Cyber Monday, a day of celebrated online holiday shopping when there are many sales and discounts to be had. But did you know Cyber Monday was created by the National Retail Federation (NRF) in 2005? It’s true. Cyber Monday takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving, … Continue reading Cyber Monday

True Crime Sunday: Kate Webster

Welcome back to True Crime Sunday! This week we’re taking a look at the case of a made who killed her employer in Victorian England. This one is on the gruesome side. Kate Webster was born in 1849 in Killann, Ireland. When she was growing up, she had a reputation for thievery and spent time … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Kate Webster

True Crime Sunday: Escape from Alcatraz

Alcatraz served as a maximum-security prison from 1934-1963. In that time thirty-six men attempted fourteen escapes. Most of them were either caught or died during the escape. This week we’re going to take a look at three escapees whose fate is uncertain. On June 12, 1962, three inmates missed the morning check. Frank Morris and … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Escape from Alcatraz

Dark Places

Happy Throwback Thursday. In October of 2018, the story “Mazzie Shade of Winter” by SSP Darque Queen Lisa Vasquez appeared in the charity anthology Dark Places, Evil Faces: Volume II. Dark Places, Evil Faces is Volume 2 in this Horror and Dark Suspense anthology series. Including works of fiction by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Graham … Continue reading Dark Places