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#StoryInspiration: The Kingdom of Heaven. That’s Mr. Heaven to You.

  So far in the Story Inspiration series, we’ve looked at why a book’s setting matters so much, discovered Lundy...

#StoryInspiration: Here Be Pirates!

The FAQ’s that I get the most F – ly about Dying Fall involve the backstory of Brackmor Island. Particularly, were...

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

When readers ask where I get my story ideas, I feel compelled to tell them the truth (mostly). So I...

#Story Inspiration: Legendary Lundy Island

As we run up to the Halloween release of Dying Fall, I want to share some of my inspiration for...

The Power of Place in the Fictive Dream

Mottley & Baker’s second adventure, Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall is set in October of 1932, six months after...

Searching and Researching

One of the best parts of writing vintage-style fiction, is that hours of research on my favorite topics all count...

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Hercule Poirot’s Tisanes

Along with Sirop de Cassis, cocoa at breakfast, and other drinks considered by Hastings to be “noxious”, Hercule Poirot is...