Monday Musings – Concerning Vampires (A Brief History)

I recently put together a series of Facebook posts on the research that’s gone into The Van Helsing Legacy and Liminality. When I stepped back and looked at them, I wound up kind of proud of the result, so I collected and edited them into a sort of vampire primer for my email newsletter…. Continue reading

Tuesday Teaser

Dark & Hungry Graves – The Van Helsing Legacy #2 Professor Sanderson stood there in my doorway, just as dead as you please. ‘Miss Stuyvesant,’ he said gravely, a bit of grave-mould falling from his beard, ‘we really must discuss the paper you submitted. This work is no ways up… Continue reading

REAL vampires don’t [insert thing here].

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research, and I thought I’d share some of the interesting tidbits I’ve come across as I create The van Helsing Legacy (which you can read free HERE). Whenever new vampire media comes out, it’s common to see strongly-worded objections in the comments… Continue reading

A Writing Meme – 5

The Writing Meme – Part 1 The Writing Meme – Part 2 The Writing Meme – Part 3 The Writing Meme – Part 4 23. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone? Oh, perfectly willing…. Continue reading

Virtual Book Fair Booth: The Medium by M.R. Graham

I am a participant in The Virtual Book Fair. The event is live November 12-21. For more information, check out the event at or just head over to The Virtual Book Fair page right here on the blog! Welcome, and thanks for visiting. I’m M.R. Graham, author of the… Continue reading

Fantasy is not serious literature.

Apparently. The conversation went something like this: “Oh, you’re a writer? What do you write?” “Lots of stuff. I’ve been writing poetry for a while, and I’ve recently published two volumes of a fantasy series. There are several more coming. I’m also half-working on a piece of literary fiction that… Continue reading

Faith, Beating the Bad Guys, and Hope in Fiction

Proposition: All stories are, to some extent, allegory. Yes, writers often write to entertain, to divert people from mundane life, to get the stories out of their heads. Often, it is no more than that. As someone who was writing stories since I could hold a pen and telling them… Continue reading