Tag Archives: Alondra DeCourval

Behind “The Fatal Book”

In 2005, the writers club I grew up in invited me to join them for a reading at the Borders Books in Flint, Michigan. I was thrilled by the invitation. This was the group to whom I first read my … Continue reading

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Behind “Last-Born”

Whenever I start to write a story about Alondra DeCourval, I usually don’t have any idea what the story will be about. Generally, I’m inspired to write about her in a new location. I throw her together with some characters, … Continue reading

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Behind “A Curiosity of Shadows”

Early in 2010, I was invited to join a retreat of horror writers at a historic mansion in Northern California. I knew several of the other authors by name and reputation, but the only other person I knew personally was … Continue reading

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Alondra’s Investigations

The second Alondra chapbook went live this morning! In this book, Alondra discovers a book that unleashes earthquakes, fights the things that ghosts are afraid of, and makes the hardest sacrifice in New Orleans. The stories in Alondra’s Investigations were … Continue reading

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Alondra’s Influences

When I was in high school, I read a book about a woman who was believed to be a witch but was actually just a misunderstood, transplanted girl from Barbados who ended up living with a Puritan family.  The book, … Continue reading

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