Just in time for Halloween, I wrote a feature revealing how Bram Stoker’s seaside vacation to Whitby, England, planted the seeds for the most terrifying scenes in Dracula. The inspiration for this story stemmed from my book research trip to the U.K. last February. Take a look (and check out the creepy photos) on Mental Floss.
I’m working on a book about my ancestor: a polar explorer and whaling ship captain named William Scoresby whose 200-year-old discoveries are helping today’s scientists understand global warming. I’m raising money for a trip to England to research his letters, and–because environmental progress is in jeopardy these days–write a book that offers valuable insight into climate change, wrapped up in adventure. I’d be so grateful if you checked out my Indiegogo campaign, watched my short video, and spread the word! Thanks!