Author Archives: Deanna Raybourn

Reposting Halloween thoughts!

This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who kills pretend people for a living, no? But I’ve always loved ghost stories and the fall, full moons and things that go bump in the night… Halloween used to … Continue reading

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More from THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST

Those of you who have the digital edition of THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST had a few special pieces of extra content written exclusively for you. Since it’s been a few years since the book came out (!) I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Throwback to that time I wrote a book about vampires…or did I?

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and … Continue reading

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Because I like to be scared but not really

A repost of my first viewing of Crimson Peak and some other spooky faves. *CRIMSON PEAK: So last weekend I went to see Crimson Peak and it was everything I hoped it would be. Oh, first the caveat–if you don’t … Continue reading

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Happy October!

In case you’ve missed this post on my favorite seasonal reads, I’m popping it up here again. Happy reading! I don’t like to be scared–not really. A little suspense is fine, but no outright horror, please. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Upcoming event!

In the greater DC area? Come to the Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University! On Saturday, October 13, I’m going to be sharing a panel with Greer Macallister on historical female detectives. We’ll be signing books after, … Continue reading

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Hitting the road!

So next week I’m packing up and heading to St. Petersburg for Bouchercon, a chance to see my favorite mystery folks, speak on a panel, and sign some books. If you’re in the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area, you will not … Continue reading

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“It’s not me, it’s you.”

This is what we’re saying to our cable provider today. After years of eye-wateringly high bills, we’re loading up the DVRs to return and cutting the cable. I suppose this is a result of the decluttering that’s been happening around … Continue reading

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The good medicine of a closet capsule…

I’ve been streamlining and purging and decluttering and simplifying EVERYTHING. It’s glorious. I didn’t start out with a plan; it all happened quite organically. I think it began in Greece. At home, if I wear an outfit for twenty minutes, … Continue reading

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Self-care, part deux!

So last time I talked about what I’ve given up or limited this month–Twitter, alcohol, sugar, etc. That is half the equation. The other half is what I’ve added. These are things I’m doing regularly and in most cases every … Continue reading

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