History of Halloween Symbols

Here's a fun little post to give you some background on popular Halloween symbols. Jack O’Lanterns Jack o’lanterns started as a tradition in the British Isles. They are associated with will-o’-the-wisps, strange lights that, although caused by natural phenomena, were thought to lead travelers astray and into dangerous places. There is also a folktale of… Continue reading History of Halloween Symbols

Historical Fiction, History, Research, Wanderer Among Shadows

The Parkers, Why Were They Accused?

So now that my book has been released on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VCL542T), I’ll share some more of the historical details with you on the subject matter. I’ll try not to give away too many spoilers in this post, but do not read further if you don’t want any. In this post I will attempt to give… Continue reading The Parkers, Why Were They Accused?

History, Travelling

Best Places to Visit in Salem, MA

For those of you who like to live it up every Halloween, there’s probably no better place to visit in October than Salem, Massachusetts. For those of you who have been following my blog, or just know your history, Salem was the site of the 1692 witch trials. In 1692, Salem was actually split between… Continue reading Best Places to Visit in Salem, MA

History, Reading

Five Non-Fiction Books to Read for this Halloween

Now that we’re in spooky season, here are a few books to read to get you in the mood. Each one is filled with history or interesting stories from places around the world. So pick up one of these and improve your knowledge of all things creepy! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1782491430/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=genblackwood-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1782491430&linkId=49fd7904afb80cbdc5d12bf860deeef0 Creating your Vintage Hallowe’en: The Folklore, Traditions,… Continue reading Five Non-Fiction Books to Read for this Halloween