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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Published by Carie Juettner

Carie Juettner is a former middle school teacher and the author of The Ghostly Tales of New England, The Ghostly Tales of Austin, and The Ghostly Tales of Burlington in the Spooky America series by Arcadia Publishing. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as The Twin Bill, Nature Futures, and Daily Science Fiction. Carie lives in Richardson, Texas, with her husband and pets. She was born on Halloween, and her favorite color is purple.

4 thoughts on “When Writers Go on Vacation

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: