Partly due to superstition and partly for practical reasons, I’ve been very quiet about a book that I’ve been writing. After working on it in small increments for what has to be at least four years, I’m nearing the end of it.
And this book involves Edgar Allan Poe. To spur the book’s completion, I’m off on a Poe-centered vacation to Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, in a few days. (Though he lived elsewhere, Poe spent most of his life in Richmond and Baltimore.) I’ve dubbed this journey my “Poe-grimage” because — let’s face it — I’m adorable. I plan to chronicle the trip via Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to follow me there. Continue reading “Planning My Poe-grimage and New Documents on the Dickens-Howitt Ghost Debate”