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When Writers Go on Vacation

When Horror Writers Go on Vacation…

They visit cemeteries and consult creepy fortune tellers and seek out local lore of haunted places.

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Photos: The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA; The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, NY; The Carousel Museum in Hartford, CT (fortune teller); Maine Ghosts & Legends: 10 Encounters with the Supernatural by Tom Verde

When Writers of Children’s Books Go on Vacation…

They visit different types of cemeteries and entertain their inner child with carousel rides and fun house mirrors. They skip rocks in Great Lakes and wade in cold creeks and buy picture books by local authors.

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Photos: Skipping a rock at Lake Ontario in Pultneyville, NY; The Flavor Graveyard at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, VT; The Carousel Museum in Hartford, CT; a creek somewhere in Rhode Island; Loud Emily by Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

When Poets Go on Vacation…

They commune with nature and look for poetic inspiration in waterfalls and lighthouses. They take time to smell the flowers and seek out work from local poets.

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Photos: Moss Glen Falls in Stowe, VT; view from the Hemlock Covered Bridge in Fryeburg, ME; Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME; Sodus Bay Lighthouse at Sodus Point, NY; Hidden Universe by Pearl N. Rook

When Young Writers Early in Their Careers Go on Vacation…

They pay their respects to great writers who came before them and refuel their creativity for more writing to come.

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Photos: Graves of Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA; Grave of Washington Irving at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, NY; Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house and Mark Twain’s house and Lego Mark Twain in Hartford, CT

When Writers Come Home From Vacation…

Their cats refuse to let them read.

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Photo: My cat, Gink, unsubtly telling me I’ve been away too long.

Author:

Carie Juettner is a teacher and writer in Austin, Texas. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Daily Science Fiction, Nature Futures, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and HelloHorror. She is currently working on a novel for the middle grade audience. Well, CURRENTLY she is drinking a cup of coffee and petting a dog, but she promises to get back to the novel in just a few minutes.

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