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Happy Halloween!

What better place to spend Halloween than in Newport, RI, where I've been able to revisit the Elms and Seaview Terrace (aka TV's...

From Seaview Terrace to Trevor Hall

Recently, Seaview Terrace, the Newport mansion that most influenced my vision of Trevor Hall, went up for sale. I've had the privilege of...

Smithy Easter Eggs and Fun Facts

I infused Smithy with references to famous figures, haunted history, favorite authors and TV shows, and inside references for my friends....

Smithy in Newport

On a visit to Newport/Middletown, RI earlier this summer, I was thrilled to find Smithy shelved in "Local Interest" at the Barnes and...

The House

“My name is Victoria Winters and my journey is beginning…a journey that will bring me to a strange, dark place, to the edge of the sea,...

The Ghost

I grew up surrounding myself with ghosts. As a child, my favorite books were the “True” Ghost Story series from Sterling Publishing and...

Book Signing - July 17 @ 3:00

If you'll be in the Southern California area on Saturday July 17th, please join me at Dark Delicacies in Burbank:...

RIP, Cobby

The oldest captive chimp in the US has died: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/our-hearts-are-broken-cobby-the-oldest-male-living-chimpan...

The Ape

Bibliography Project Nim Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would be Human – Elizabeth Hess Nim: A Chimpanzee Who Learned Sign Language -...

The Making of Smithy

Somewhere in my storage unit are my notes from Dr. Des Lauriers’s physical anthropology class sixteen years ago; scribbled in the margins...