Time for another fun #TenThings list, folks! Today, our guest is author Priscilla Bettis, and I know you’ll enjoy checking out her list, so here you go!
Ten Things You May Not Know About Me
by Priscilla Bettis
- My cats’ names are Wednesday Addams, Pugsley Addams, Thing 1, and Thing 2.
- My favorite place to read is in a hot bath.
- I was born in sweltering Texas and grew up in frigid Alaska.
- I write dark stories, but I absolutely believe in angels and miracles.
- The pope blessed my swim goggles.
- I write best in absolute silence.
- I think the darker the chocolate the better. Same with coffee.
- The smell of freshly cut hay makes me euphoric.
- I have ridden a water buffalo. I don’t recommend it.
- Years ago, I married my best friend. He’s still my best friend … and still my husband. 🙂
Contemporary Southern Gothic meets weird horror
in this new novelette from Priscilla Bettis.
Professor Claire Davenport yearns to be a mother. After suffering four miscarriages, the university microbiologist tries and fails to qualify as an adoptive mother. Then Claire’s husband leaves.
Alone and emotionally wounded, Claire takes a summer sabbatical from her microbiology classes and escapes to rural Virginia to heal. There, she meets local farmers with strange agricultural practices.
Claire moves into the historic manor house she rented for the summer, and an abandoned child greets her. Is the child real, an answer to her prayers? Or is he a figment of her tormented emotions? Perhaps the tight-knit locals are playing a trick on the science lady from the city.
Whatever the boy’s origin, Claire is determined to find the truth, but the truth may be bloody.
Buy The Hay Bale HERE
Priscilla Bettis read her first horror story, The Exorcist, when she was a little kid. Priscilla snuck the grownup book from her parents’ den, and The Exorcist scared her silly. From that moment on, she was hooked on horror and all things deliciously off kilter. As an adult, Priscilla turned to engineering physics, a wonderful profession, but what she really wants to do is write . . . or die trying, probably at the hands of a vampiric wraith. Priscilla shares a home in the Northern Plains of Texas with her two-legged and four-legged family members.