Tag Archives: personal essays

The Cover of This Morbid Life

I met Lynne Hansen at one of the World Horror Conventions so long ago now that I can’t tell you which one.  I got to know her at the World Horror in Atlanta, when we spent one evening talking about … Continue reading

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An invitation to join my newsletter

Hello, dear readers. I’ve been sending out a newsletter more or less monthly for over a year. Every issue features one of my morbid travel adventures, a personal letter from me, and usually a giveaway. It’s easy to join! Just … Continue reading

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Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues

My first big book sale came in 2008, when Scribner bought a collection of essays I’d culled from my Morbid Curiosity magazine. Morbid Curiosity collected true first-person confessions from people around the world, talking about the crazy stuff they had survived. It … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden Revisited

So I’m going to start wrapping up the series of guest posts on my cemetery blog.  Want to tell me about the graveyard that changed your life?  Now is your chance. Here’s the call for submissions: Twenty years ago, I was given … Continue reading

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Experiments in Publishing: Wattpad

For the last month, I’ve been playing with Wattpad, a site where writers can post their own work free for readers. In the last six days, since Wattpad featured my short memoir All You Need is Morbid, it’s gotten more than 3,000 reads. The … Continue reading

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