Scribes and Sailors of Woodlawn Cemetery

Yesterday I headed up to Woodlawn Cemetery for a little visit with my hero Herman Melville. Anyone who knows me knows about my Melville/Moby-Dick obsession (I have one), which is why it’s a little strange that I’ve been living in New York City for ten...

Film Favorites: Creature From The Black Lagoon

Canonical monster movie Creature From the Black Lagoon premiered today in 1954. Creature From the Black Lagoon is one of my favorite monster movies ever. When I first saw it, I was struck by its eerie gorgeousness; some of the film’s underwater sequences are...

Dark Tourism Survey Results Are In

A few months ago, I created a survey in order to ask the question, “What do you look for in a New York City ghost tour?” Several of you took the time to answer the survey, and the results are in! Here’s what you’re looking for in a ghost tour...

GLAMOUR Cover Art Has Arrived!

I’m excited to announce that the cover art for my forthcoming Young Adult novel has been unveiled! GLAMOUR is a Young Adult urban fantasy full of snark, wit, and of course, witches! A body-swapping tale of a teenage witch who lives in a small town in Cape Cop,...

Haunted and Murderous New York: References and Resources

Possibly the number one question I get on my tours is, “Where do you get all these stories from?” This question is tied for number one with “How did you get interested in all this dark stuff anyway?” You can find the answer to that one here. As...

Historic Costumes on Ghost Tours: Cheesy or Awesome?

When you take a historical or ghostly walking tour, do you want your tour guide to be in costume? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. On the very first New York City ghost tour I ever took, two guides were present — one in a long, black, flowing...