The Return of the Gothic

Hi, all! Just a reminder that now is your last chance to enter Mini-Contest #1, plotting Miss Gwen’s much-anticipated Gothic novel. I’ve been chortling away over the current entries. Oh, Miss Gwen, who knew?

While we’re talking about the Gothic, I stumbled upon this post, written for the Access Romance All-a-Blog back in 2006: Where, Oh Where Did My Gothics Go?

I wrote that four years ago. In the interim, Gothic seems to have made a comeback. And I’m not just talking about Miss Gwen!

The winner of Mini-Contest #1 will be announced here on the News page tomorrow.


  1. Rachel Adrianna on September 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Lauren, that was fantastic! So true… and amusing 🙂

  2. Sheila on September 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks Lauren. Reading your blog and the comments brought back so many happy memories. Mistress of Mellyn was one of the first “grown up, but not for school” books I ever read, followed by These Old Shades, and I have been hooked on “Intrigue, Espionage, Romance, Swordplay and Comedy” ever since.

  3. Joanne on September 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Long live the gothic novel! Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, Mary Stewart….so many classic favorites.

    Speaking of gothic novels, Lauren,….we love the Pink Carnation series (so keep writing it!), but a gothic novel, Willig-style, would be wonderful! 😉

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