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2. Bad Author, Bad! No Cookie for You.

This was quite a surprise for Amazon fans when Anne Rice herself decided to speak out against the negative reviews against her novel, Blood Canticle, which she also gave herself 5 stars. Full information will be provided below. Here are…

Old Tom

I’m finally back. This entry is regarding a legend from Eastern Tennessee, that of “Old Tom.” Tom was said to be a lady’s man during the roaring 1920s. During the time, even in Appalachian regions, speakeasys and bootlegging were common….

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Back Eventually

Hi, all! Sorry, it’s been so long. I can finally post, but only briefly. In the past two weeks, we’ve encountered a severe sinus infection, my husband had heart surgery and my son was at the hospital last night with…

New Projects

Still here, just haven’t been able to post. I had to do some work and now I’m caught up in several projects. Current projects I’m working on: Destination Unknown: Fiction anthology of strange destinations. Vampires and Vespers: Anthology of Victorian…

What is Asperger’s Disorder

The formal definition for Asperger’s Disorder: Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs…

Diagnostic Criteria of Asperger’s Disorder

I thought this was an incredibly interesting bit of information, especially for parents who must have their children diagnosed. This is from the web site: http://www.aspergers.com. A direct link to this information will be pasted below: DSM-IV DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR…

Does My Child Have Autism?

There is no easy answer and parents should expect far more than a single trip to the doctor to obtain a thorough answer. Autism does have some obvious symptoms as well as obscure ones, but they all require observation by…

Are Ghosts Energy?

This article is a reprint from The Hauntmasters Club, a link is provided below. I thought it was incredibly interesting and wanted to syndicate: The composition of ghosts has been debated since the philosophy of spiritualism began in the 1840s….

The Sultan’s Palace, New Orleans, LA

This little discussed structure is still a mystery today. This home in the old part of the city was owned by the Le Prete family through the Nineteenth Century. Since this was merely a second home for the family, they…

The Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee

There is the remnants of a farm near Adams, Tennessee. The Bell Farm was home to John Bell in family in the early 1800s, and that’s where the story begins. In recent years, the movie titled, “An American Haunting,” was…