What’s interesting about writing about war, which I’ve done in both stories and in my Civil War novel Iron Maiden, is that genres can be combined to add depth to meaning and to emotion. This is why I love creative writing. The freedom one has to do anything.
As an author who “made his mark” by crafting a novel about the fictional murder of Edgar Allan Poe, Forevermore, I am more than pleased to be attending this celebration of the author’s death day, October 8, hosted by “Love Letters to Poe.” I plan to enjoy all the festivities, and you can join also if you’re a fan of Poe. Also, I plan to submit a new story to their anthology. Since the theme of the anthology is to honor Poe’s story The Tell-Tale Heart, my story, which I’ve completed, is called Une Affaire de Coeur (An Affair of the Heart), and it takes place in 1848 France, during the first Revolution. If you’ve read my story to be publishing in Strange Horizons, Cousins, then you’ll know that I often mix genres (horror/scifi). In this instance, my story is a mix of romance/horror.
Therefore, if you want to be inspired for Halloween season, visit this free online gathering and learn a lot about why E. A. Poe is one of my main creative inspirations, as well as many other authors and artists. You can also purchase my entire mystery series starring Detective Patrick J. O’Malley, which features the detective who found Poe’s murderer by solving the cold case of 1849.
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful rest of your week!
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