Last year I stayed busy. When I wasn’t writing science fiction I was dipping into the horror genre and experimenting with how well I could scare myself through writing. I had stories accepted for the New England Horror Writers Anthology, Wicked Witches, Chris Philbrook accepted a story into Only The Light We Make, and lastly I had a story accepted by the Horror Writers of Maine. Northern Frights features horror within the boundaries of the state of Maine.
My story, Purgatory Junction features a young girl who finds herself trapped in a frightening situation in an abandoned train station. Having seen the building my entire young adult life, I never actually set foot inside the very heart of my hometown. The railroad yard and train station were primary elements featured in I.Am.Maine. Trying to keep it as close to the real building, I had help from my mother and local towns people. I also discovered my grandmother served as a warrant officer for the railroad. All of this played into the story and helped develop a tribute to the town that raised me, with a twist of horror of course.