This is our 100th issue and we are about to move forward and make this, and all following issues, grow again. During the pandemic we had laid low, but we intend to sally forth to capture our readers hearts again!!!
Joseph J. O’Donnell-publisher
All Photography by Joseph O'Donnell IV Unless Noted.
TAEM- When does science become art? The answer is when you cross botany with photography. I have found no truer answer than with the work of Jackie Bailey Labovitz. I chanced meeting her on a drive to Sperryville, Virginia where she is the curator of an art studio there known as Cottage Curator.
TAEM- Jackie, the tour of your studio was simply breathtaking and a must for our readers. Please tell us how you chose this location and where we can find it.
The Cottage, formerly the architecturally charming Rappahannock County schoolhouse located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the historic village of Sperryville Virginia, is the perfect place. Exquisite light streams through the original glass panes of floor to ceiling windows where first and second graders once sat. And “Little” Washington and the Shenandoah National Park are nearby neighbors.Read more »
By author Joseph J. O’Donnell
Our magazine has traveled through much of Virginia over the years and we have sadly missed a lot of territory. The recent pandemic cost us time and a lot of opportunities to explore more of this great Commonwealth. We have decided to go deep outside the boundaries we normally frequented and visit the boundless farmlands and communities that support them. We decided that our first choice would be Culpeper, Virginia.Read more »
Finally! After a long stretch my new book, Tales For Late at Night – Darker Times is now on the book stands at the Amazon Kindle Book Store. You can see, and purchase it, by clicking on Our Book Store here or on the Homepage Tool Bar above.
My new anthology of Short Stories is great for late night reading, and will give all our readers another source of entertainment during the world’s battle with Covid-19.
Please enjoy my work and click on LIKE on all my work to let me know that I am well serving my readers. I also ask that you make Donations to The Eerie Digest , and my new magazine, The Science and Nature Journal (which can easily be reached by clicking on the Science icon at the tool bar on this Homepage). This will definitely help further productions for ALL my readers enjoyment.Read more »
The Science Section of our magazine has taken a giant leap forward at last ! For several years we toyed with the idea of placing all our science stories and interviews in a more formal, and appropriate, setting and we decided that the subject deserved a magazine of its own.
Now the day has come in which those interviewed can proudly show off their stories. We decided that magazines such as Scientific American would satisfy the more sophisticated setting for this subject and we went about planning a similar style for our readers.Read more »
On the 16th of September our magazine turned its eyes to the North to see what new adventure we could muster up. Approximately two years ago (see the September 2017 article) we ventured to Cumberland City Maryland and toured the area on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. We decided to do so again , but at a closer location to home.
Our photographer, Joseph O’Donnell, found such a venue and brought it to my attention. Game for a pleasant afternoon jaunt in ideal weather conditions , we headed north to Maryland once again to the Small town of Walkersville where a splendid small tourist railway and museum stood. Read more »
TAEM- Once again we have the honor of interviewing the first American author of the famed James Bond novels . We last interviewed Raymond in our July 2014 issue of our magazine. At the time we discussed his recent publications of the series ‘Black Stiletto : Secrets & Lies’ and ‘ ‘Ice Cold- Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War’. We recently learned that Raymond has just completed another great novel, ‘Blues in the Dark’, so we caught up with him to find out more about it. Raymond what genre is this novel written in?
RB- We call it a thriller, but I think it’s more of a suspense novel, or perhaps a literary thriller. My publisher, Skyhorse, is beginning a new crime imprint this fall, Arcade Crime Wise, and I’m proud to be one of the first publications under that banner. Read more »
By author Joseph J. O’Donnell and photographer Joseph O’Donnell
We decided to set our sites to the South and explore a gem of an area hidden in the Great Smokey Mountains . As avid hikers my son, Joe (our magazine’s photographer), and I have traveled extensively in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. A neighbor, and good friend, had told us that he had vacationed often in the Great Smokey Mountains just to our south, in Tennessee. So we decided to travel there to see what the area offered.
We drove the distance from Northern Virginia to this fantastic location in a drive time of seven and a half hours, taking turns at the wheel and stopping along the way for gas and meals. It wasn’t so bad as the majority of the driving took us along Interstate 81 giving us a mostly direct route with little traffic. Read more »
TAEM- We last spoke with Charles on November 14th, 2013 (see the article by clicking on here). It is hard to believe that it took place so long ago. Charles and I have been in contact constantly on Facebook and I have been privileged to witness his many advancements in both writing and his art work in there.
Charles, tell us about some of your written work after the 2013 issue.
CB- After we last spoke, I completed several more books on the horror film genre, all available on Amazon across the globe. Vampires Everywhere: the Rise of the Movie Undead, Vampires under the Hammer, Werewolves the children of the full moon and Vampires; the Final Hunt. I’ve also upgraded my original book The Romance of Dracula to Dracula; the ultimate Romance last year. I’m still wrestling with a book on the films of Frankenstein, but have been side-tracked – very pleasantly – with a lot of comic book work. Read more »