Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore – Part 4

Heartfelt History Presents Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore Part 4 Heartfelt History of The Week – 10/23/2016 We conclude our October series with a well-known American author who was born in 1783 and named after the first President of The United States. He like Poe, Lovecraft and Chambers lived in New York City for a time and he even coined the term “Gotham” for the metropolis.   […]

Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore – Part 3

Heartfelt History Presents Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore Part 3 Heartfelt History of The Week 10/16/2016  This writer was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1865, the last year of the American Civil War. He started as an illustrator after becoming well-versed in the fine arts at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions located in New York City and Paris, France. His ambitions shifted from painter to professional writer and in 1887 he wrote his first novel.  H.P. Lovecraft was so influenced by his works that he wrote the following in a letter about one of his stories:  “…altogether one of the greatest weird tales ever written. The brooding, gathering atmosphere is actually tremendous.” (1) […]

Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore – Part 2

Heartfelt History Presents Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore Part 2   This week’s chilling American author shared a number of life events that were eerily similar to our first featured writer, Edgar Allan Poe.  He too was born in New England, would lose his father during childhood, lived in New York City for a time, suffered financial difficulty and would only live until his forties. […]

Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore – Part 1

 Heartfelt History Presents Chilling American Authors and Their Spine-Tingling Stories of Yore Heartfelt History of The Week 10/1/2016  Our first chilling American author was born in Boston, Massachusetts just three-and-a-half years before America’s second bout with the British Empire in the War of 1812.   […]