OWL MANOR – THE DAWNING NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON!!

Sometimes the tide sweeps us into a fog where dark forces are at work… All of a sudden evil and good become blurred… Powerless and defenseless, we swim toward it, and wonder if we’re going mad. Stifled by the repression of women in the 1800s, trapped in a loveless marriage, Eva lives a life of…

THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OWLS and DEATH

Since ancient times, many different cultures have been associating birds with death. Especially OWLS. In his thesis, “On the Relationship between Birds and Spirits of the Dead,” Christopher Moreman gives us some fascinating facts, some of which I plucked out (pun intended!) for us to enjoy: “…The Egyptian soul, called Ba, is depicted as a…

Dreamsphere II: ANGRY BLASTS FROM THE BEYOND

The world lit up with sudden flashes of blinding light, like angry blasts from the beyond. Big, fat raindrops erupted in torrents, pounding a savage, primordial beat that left the soul quaking and raw. She jerked up in bed, shaken, confused, and reached out to turn on the fan, but realized the power had gone…

How does this painting affect you?

I’m sure many have seen this 1781 painting, “The Nightmare” by Henry Fuseli. I encountered it in Art school a long time ago, and needless to say, it is unforgettable. Disturbingly unforgettable. It tells a story of unrequited passion. Henry Fuseli had fallen madly in love (lust?) with a woman by the name of Anna…

A Living, Breathing Red.

While my inspirations for Gothic romance are the classics: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and more, I Really enjoyed the Gothic romance movie, Crimson Peak by Guillermo del Toro. Of course the fact it had three of my favorite actors didn’t…