Tag Archives: Halloween

The Best Day of the Year

I grew up on a farm, a mile down the road from the farm where my dad lived as a  child.  My parents knew everyone “on the mile”:  where they went to church, where they worked, whether they had kids.  … Continue reading

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Tales of Horror

This Thursday, October 11, I’ll be joining local horror authors Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler, Mercy Hollow, E.M. Markoff, R.L. Merrill, Sumiko Saulson, and J. Malcom Stewart at the San Mateo Public Library for the second annual Tales of Horror reading. I’m … Continue reading

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The Mortician’s Gift

Every year I repost the true story of my Halloween visit to the Westgate Gallery in New Orleans.  The story originally appeared in Morbid Curiosity magazine, and was reprinted in Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. (I still have some paperback … Continue reading

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199 Cemeteries at Cypress Lawn

Next Sunday, September 16, I will show some of my favorite photographs from 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at one of my favorite cemeteries in the book, Colma’s Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Cypress Lawn was founded in the … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Lisa Morton

I’m not sure when I met Lisa Morton for the first time — maybe the Stoker Weekend in Burbank?  Years ago, anyway. I’ve been amazed at the number of plates she manages to keep spinning:  President of the Horror Writers … Continue reading

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