An interview with QL Pearce

Jared Anderson has just posted a fabulous interview with children’s author (and my BFF) Q.L. Pearce.  Q is famous for her Scary Story for Sleepover series – the lady writes a mean ghost story and will have you nervously looking over your shoulder no matter what your age!  Check it out at

Some True Ghost Stories from the Inland Empire

A reader just stumbled across this piece I did for a SoCal newspaper a couple Halloweens ago.  These are all haunts located in places that have inspired many of my novels in one way or another.  (There’s some false info here too, under the Mission Inn: it was not used as the exterior of Buffy’s school in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But it just oozes with hauntings, anyway!)

The Inland Empire’s top 13 ghost stories

Tamara Thorne, Correspondent

Posted:   10/28/2010 04:17:18 PM PDT

Fallen leaves of liquidambar skitter across lawns, bright dots of orange and yellow in the growing darkness. Crackling, cackling, they herald a chill breeze carrying the warm funky scent of burning pumpkin. You, aged 8 or 80, stand on the sidewalk, filling your senses with Halloween.

Distant shrieks and shouts tell you the nearest trick-or-treaters are at least a couple blocks away. Excitement sparks the air. It’s All Hallows Eve, and you’re staring at the big old dilapidated house across the street. The one everyone says is haunted. You wonder, as you always have, if you were to go inside, would anything happen?

That’s the question for which I’ve been driven to find answers all my life, and there is no shortage of haunted places in the Inland Empire. You name it, we’ve got it. I’d love to tell you about a baker’s dozen of my favorites.

Read the rest here:

Haunted Review and Serial Chats

Here’s a link to a nifty new review of Haunted:

Jared Anderson and I will be continuing our Serial Chats on both our blogs soon.  Session Two is about writing and dreams.  Session One can be read below.  Also, check out Jared’s blog — he’s a stellar interviewer — at