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CollectionsYour library (93), Wishlist (4), Currently reading (2), All collections (97)

Reviews32 reviews

Tagsvampire (19), fiction (15), South Carolina (9), horror (9), Charleston (7), African American (6), American history (6), history (6), Gullah (5), romance (4) — see all tags

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I like dead people. Fictional dead people, that is, and the twisted people who make them dead (or undead). I'm the author of Bloodroom and Night at the Demontorium, a vampire novel and dark fantasy anthology. I take as inspiration the Southeast United States, including my home in the Florida Panhandle, an ocean paradise with a not-too-distant past full of eccentrics, explorers, pirates, ghosts, and UFOs.

About my libraryBefore learning to read, I loved looking through my dad's comic book collection. Since then, my interests have branched out to classic and modern literature, nonfiction, obscure 20th century books, and of course, horror. (I like a good romance, too!)

GroupsGothic Literature, The Bront√ęs, The Horror Film: History, Reference, and Beyond, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night, Vampire Fiction


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Real nameNaima Haviland

LocationPensacola, Florida USA

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Member sinceApr 22, 2011

Currently readingNorthanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons by Jane Austen
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed

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I just returned from Paris where the Musee d'Orsay has an enormous exhibit of what they translate as, "The Angel of the Odd-- Dark Romanticism." That dark romanticism looks to be your field. The exhibit was created in Germany and includes a number of German artists I didn't know. There may be some info online about it; I bought the book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. At any rate, it was a highly dramatic and interesting and even frightening exhibit.
Thanks for the suggestion to look for those veiled suggestions. I have read An American Tragedy, but not in the last 45 years! However, for nearly thirty of those years I lived in the midst of the places where all the "real" events behind the narrative took place. I will go back and look for that scene--- somewhere within what I remember as about 800 pages of text! Thanks again.
I added this to my wish list to check this book out. Hopefully it was worth reading. di
Thanks for the book, and my cats thank you for the extra cuddles :-)
Lauren Willig is the bomb.....I have read all of her her!!! You have a great summer!
Hello there,

It's always a pleasure to see what others have in their collection, don't you think? I love SC history, especially Charleston history and I love stories about the paranormal. At the current, I am reading The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig and Elizabeth I by Margaret George. As a librarian, I am passionate about reading and would love to try my hand at writing if I can pry my nose out of a book long enough. I will check out your website and I appreciate you sharing it with me.
I had visited Charleston a few years back and spent a wonderfully full week wandering about old town and it's environs, and I tend to gather books about the places I've been to, and that one, plus "Simply Charleston" were two that reached out and grabbed me. Such wonderful memories, and my visit to Angel Oak will be something I shall never forget!

I love places that have history attached to them, and Charleston has that in spades!
Hi naimahaviland,

Thanks for noticing my library. I inherited "Historic Charleston" from my mother, who passed away last year. She was actually born and raised in the Pensacola area (in the small town of Marianna, which is also where I was born). She always had a love of the south, particularly the antebellum mansions in places like Natchez and Biloxi, Mississippi. I think she identified Charleston as sort of an ideal place in the south and hoped to visit one day. She was also quite avid about genealogy, and it's possible that she bought the book as part of tracing her lineage. I don't know if you've noticed, but I think I have several books on Jackson County, Florida, which were part of her research. I'll have to sort through her notes soon to see about the Charleston connection.

I think it's exciting that you're writing. It's something I've always intended to do, but haven't quite mustered the will power to do much more than start the outline of a novel. Maybe one day I'll get over the hump.

Good luck with your trilogy!
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