Julia Kavan

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Julia has spent most of her life living in Cambridgeshire, England - atmospheric and the perfect inspiration for ghost stories. She devoured horror stories as a teenager, including James Herbert and Stephen King in her list of favourite authors, moving on to Clive Barker and Peter Straub. As a child she would watch anything that even vaguely looked as if it may be scary... so perhaps it is only natural that this is the area her writing tends to wander into - even if she don't always intend it to!
She taught creative writing classes for over ten years, whilst writing screenplays, novellas and experimenting with short stories.
Her tastes definitely err towards the dark side – her favourite painting is Salvator Rosa’s L’Umana Fragilita and her
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Dreaming, Not Sleeping

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Catherine Cavendish - The Lady of White Rock Lake

Today, I welcome friend and horror author Catherine Cavendish to my blog! Her latest book - Saving Grace Devine - was published by Samhain on July 1st. Here she tells us about the haunting stories she found while carrying out her research for the novel. Over to Cat...
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“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.”
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“The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep.”
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Lisey's Story by Stephen King
“When it was done and I went to sleep, I lay awake and listened to the clock on your nightstand and the wind outside and understood that I was really home, that in bed with you was home, and something that had been getting close in the dark was suddenly gone. It could not stay. It had been banished. It knew how to come back, I was sure of that, but it could not stay and I could really go to sleep. My heart cracked with gratitude. I think it was the first gratitude I’ve ever really known. I lay there beside you and the tears rolled down the sides of my face and onto the pillow. I loved you then and I love you now and I have loved you every second in between. I don’t care if you understand me. Understanding is vastly overrated, but nobody ever gets enough safety. I’ve never forgotten how safe I felt with that thing gone out of the darkness.”
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“Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here.”
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“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”
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“I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.”
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