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A Plethora of Valentines

  Wolf head, 1-100 CE, bronze, Roman, Cleveland Museum of Art The celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day officially began in 496 when the Roman Catholic Pope Gelasius I declared it a feast day. In Rome the day originally was designated for the celebration of Lupercalia, a three day […]

Masks, Anonymity, and Excess

My new article for The Pandora Society: Geared Towards Speculative Fiction Masks were originally part of the regalia for religious rituals and early theater in Europe. The fashion of wearing masks as an accessory did not make its way to the Continent until the early 1570’s when Italian […]

In Salem Truth is Stranger than Fiction

The story of the witchcraft accusations, trials, and executions has captured the imagination of writers and artists in the centuries since the event took place in Salem, Massachusetts. Many of the literary interpretations have taken liberties with the facts of the historical episode in the name of literary and/or artistic license. Yet the facts of the events, and the investigations into the possible causes of the behavior of the girls who made the claims, are as compelling as any fictional narrative.

Celebrate #Peace Day

Today is designated by the UN as an International Day of Peace – an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Please join the loudest call for lasting peace the world has ever seen by marking the day in your homes and communities. Every act of kindness or forgiveness […]

Spotlight on Sharon Ledwith

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Celebrate with Shannon A. Thompson

If you’ve been around a little while, you might remember The Timely Death Trilogy releasing a year or so ago…but the Dark tale wasn’t quite over yet. When the original publisher closed down a week before the last novel’s release, author Shannon A. Thompson wasn’t sure what was going to happen to the world of shades and lights, fate and choice, lovers and bloodlines and war…oh, and bats. Then, her readers saved her. By sharing and tweeting and messaging and showing their support, Clean Teen Publishing came in a saved the day (and the trilogy). Now, The Timely Death Trilogy is releasing back-to-back this summer and fall…AND the first novel, Minutes Before Sunset, is FINALLY here!