Month: November 2017

Using Lovecraftian Words in Everyday Conversation

One of the joys of reading old works of fiction, or historical fiction that mimics older styles, is being forced to find a dictionary and look up archaic words. Of course, it’s always a fine line between learning delightful new/old words and excessively flipping back and forth trying to understand what the hell you’re reading. One of the reasons I like the Mary Quinn stories so much is that they navigate that line so well.

And then there’s H.P. Lovecraft.


Author Interview: Sari Taurez on Getting Book Reviews for Your Novel

Today, I’m happy to welcome author Sari Taurez to Histories Unfolding for an interview on getting book reviews for a self-published novel.

I was very excited to recently get a hold of Sari’s debut novel, Bubblegum. I’ve been following Sari on social media as she prepared to publish and promote her dystopian Sci-Fi thriller. Since I’m in the process of doing the same for my own book and to blog about it, I thought this would be a great time to learn from Sari’s own experience. Sari was kind enough to take the time to stop by and answer some questions about the whole process of getting book reviews.


Short Story: The Faith Healer

Recently, I started my foray into Wattpad, putting up a horror story, The Faith Healer, that I wrote as part of a writing prompt exercise a little while ago. While I’m working to post some of my longer work there in serialized format, I decided to publish my first story here as well. Here’s the teaser, followed by the story itself after the jump:

Moving into an old folks home doesn’t need to be the end of the line, as Walter can tell you. Thanks to his enterprising grandson, and a little faith, the dying Walter may just have found a new lease on life. But this sort of healthcare doesn’t come for free. . . .