If you’ve liked my Facebook Author page (www.facebook.com/MitziFlyteAuthor) or even read this blog over the last few years (Who ARE you?), you know that I’m drawn to the “things that go bump in the night.” That could be aliens staring in the window, monsters hiding under the bed, ghosts blowing in and out of the … More Why I Like Scary Stories and Weird Stuff
Were-animals have always held a fascination for people, in stories and legends. In the areas where there are mostly jungles, there are stories of were-tigers/lions/panthers. The fact that there could be humans that could turn into animals has long been a basis of folktales and myths. One of the first books about werewolves, The Book … More Freaky Friday – Werewolves
What is it about buildings, hotels, houses, towns that are deserted? What draws us…well, some of us…to them? Is it the untold history of the place? Maybe it’s the story ideas that we, as writers, get when we see a picture like the one above. This must have been a beautiful hotel in its day. … More Freaky Friday – Deserted and Haunted?
If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that I read and write paranormal romance, dark fantasy, and horror. I read almost anything and write in almost every genre, but those are the main ones. Right now I’m working on a collection of dark fantasy/horror short stories. I love reading short stories in these genres … More Freaky Friday – Reading “The Best”
When I was a kid, I had night terrors…nightmares that would grab me and not let me go. For eight years my bedroom as at one end of our apartment and my parents’ room was at the other. A fairly large living room and steps leading downstairs and outside separated us. I felt lost, a … More Freaky Friday – Why I love the paranormal
The Boyd Theater is an old cinema in downtown Bethlehem, PA. Image: http://www.bethlehemarehomes.com There are local stories about the Boyd being haunted by a “lady in white.” A few years ago I was meeting friends for a movie at the Boyd. One of the friends was Katherine Ramsland, a professor at DeSales University and a very prolific … More Freaky Friday…in which our Mitzi sees a ghost…maybe
Image: http://www.thesun.co.uk Interesting stats from my Facebook Author page http://www.facebook.com/MitziFlyteAuthor: The greatest number of people reached were for actual scenes that could be horror writer prompts http://www.viralnova.com/creepy-places/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=aweber. The next largest reach was the article about a fleet of UFOs flying across the face of the Moon: http://ow.ly/AleSd And then there was the article about a new … More Freaky Friday – Searching for the Weird
So I’m writing this series. At least I want it to be a mystery series. Actually a paranormal mystery series. A humorous paranormal mystery series. Think Stephanie Plum pushing fifty with an X Files mash-up. Eileen Charbonneau once gave writers some great advice: stick your heroine up a tree and keep throwing stones at her. … More Writer Wednesday – Research in the Middle of the Night
“Paranormal is dead.” That was the line in a message on one of my online RWA chapter loops. It seems that agents and editors at the 2014 Romance Writers of America conference last week were saying that they no longer wanted “paranormal”—no one was reading it. Actually the agents and editors weren’t “acquiring” it because … More Freaky Friday
My Facebook Author page (www.Facebook.com/MitziFlyteAuthor) has links to articles about writing and self-publishing but it also has links to articles about…well…odd things, things people may call “paranormal”. I post these articles because my fiction usually has a bit of the “weird” in it. It started when I was a kid and had night terrors and … More Freaky Friday – Why Are You So Weird?