Haunted Monterey County – in stores September 30th, 2019

Coming September 30th, Haunted Monterey County by Patrick Whitehurst will delve into the paranormal activity of the California Central Coast just in time for Halloween 2019. From Los Coches Adobe to the haunted inns of Carmel, Whitehurst will take you on a tour of the scariest locales in the county. Haunted Monterey County features historicContinue reading “Haunted Monterey County – in stores September 30th, 2019”

Michael Newton – a chat with an amazing author

Michael Newton is one of the hardest working writers in the industry. He’s published more than 335 books, some under a different name, including The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, a number of fiction series such as the M.I.A. Hunter, The Gun westerns, and plenty more. His work in non-fiction is as prolific as his workContinue reading “Michael Newton – a chat with an amazing author”

Latest short story on Shotgun Honey

Cosplayers Shouldn’t Kill is my latest short story for the fantastic Shotgun Honey crime fiction website. Inspired by cosplayers like Ya Ya Han and other creative souls, this short tale follows a thug for hire named Sam when he pays a visit to the infamous San Francisco Comic Con. Read the story here.

BOOK REVIEW: Crack Open the Spine of the Dragon

It is possible to read every book written by Kevin J. Anderson; difficult, yes, but not unheard of. Crazier things have happened. Other writers Hulk-out with envy at his prolific nature, and not only that, his books are engaging. That’s always a bonus. In his latest offering, Spine of the Dragon, Anderson tours readers through the popular genre ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Crack Open the Spine of the Dragon”

5 Historic Monterey Crimes and Criminals

It’s not easy to dwell on Monterey California’s criminal underbelly when picturing the angelic shoreline found along the Central Coast, but even windswept beauty has its ugly side. As a reporter I learned this firsthand when I worked the crime beat in Sedona, Arizona. Never trust the postcard. Monterey has had its share of interestingContinue reading “5 Historic Monterey Crimes and Criminals”

The Media, that blobby entity for good

It’s super easy to blame the media for not covering the news we want. Whether or not it’s true, we blame them because they’re an easy target – a blobby, nebulous entity with an ulterior motive. And even though we live on a planet where everyone videos everything, where everyone wants to be an influencer,Continue reading “The Media, that blobby entity for good”

Top 5 Haunted Monterey County – Surprises

There’s definitely a top five when it comes to the most haunted spots in Monterey County, but that’s not what I’m writing about today. Instead, I’m going to get a little personal. I’m going to delve into my thoughts on banging out my upcoming book, Haunted Monterey County (coming October 2019 from The History Press).Continue reading “Top 5 Haunted Monterey County – Surprises”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2018

As 2019 beckons us into her titular embrace, I realize my literary to-be-read pile is something of a clean slate for the coming year. There are titles I know I want to read: my usual foray into the new Executioner novels, something by Stephen King, perhaps finish the last two Game of Thrones tomes, etc.,Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2018”

The story on Dog Central

Dog Central, AKA our house, got in the news this week thanks to how adorable our furry children are. Want to know a bit more about the canine antics under our roof? Check out the latest edition of the Carmel Pine Cone at your local newstand or zoom in on the image below!

A lil’ Spider Man story in 101 words

My 101-word short story, The Sticky Drunk, was a runner up in the Monterey Weekly’s recent short fiction contest. And they used a sentence from another entry in another section, which I found pretty cool. Read all the stories here!