Gea Haff


Gea Haff

Wynwood Black; Scribe of the Seven Gates

photography by Rob Haff/short story by Gea Haff There are gates in our mind, our heart, and the manifest world.  There are gates to Heaven and gates to Hell.  To far-flung galaxies and different realities right here on Earth.  Ten thousand gates with ten thousand keys.  An image can unlock them.  An experience.  A painting, photograph, a war or a love.  A single word.  Even a wall.  And all these things can close them too.  There are ten thousand ways Read more…

My latest obsession

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Jeffrey J. Kripal is a scholar of religion at Rice University and his books are addicting. They speak of all my favorite things: gods, death and sex, mystics and mutants, saints and super heroes, angels, aliens, and the paranormal with a splash of quantum physics thrown in for the skeptics. Every time I read one of his books my mind cracks open a little bit more. These are the ones I’ve read so far as I work my way through Read more…

Deeply Inspiring

Outsiders Gea Haff blog

I recently read Outsiders; Five Women Writers Who Changed the World by biographer and scholar Lyndall Gordon. These women– Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Elliot, Olive Schreiner, and Virginia Woolf–paved the way for future women writers while staying fiercely true to themselves. This book is deeply inspiring.

A Poem by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

“Emily wanted to be a Night Walker before she knew what one was.  Sometimes I think she summoned it.”  ~Anne Brontë, Nightwalker Here is one of Emily’s poem’s.  It reveals how, despite the deep blackness of night on the moors, she was unafraid of the darkness. ~ A Poem by Emily Jane Brontë ~ Ah! why, because the dazzling sun Restored my earth to joy Have you departed, every one, And left a desert sky? All through the night, your Read more…

Anne Brontë Nightwalker–A glimpse

Anne Bronte Gea Haff

I like my blood warm. I find cold blood as appetizing as an old stale cup of coffee. It’s hard to choke down, but then again I’m finicky. Regardless, I’ve never had access to a blood bank. Our lives are nothing like TV. For us there is no daylight, no friends, lovers or family. We do not travel in packs. We’re more like the clouded leopard or spotted jaguar, rare creatures, besieged by modernity, strangely fragile despite our steel strength. Read more…

Brontë Inspired Novels of 2016

2016 has been a good year for Bronte inspired Novels. Three fun books have been released so far and Anne Brontë Nightwalker will be added to the list on October 31st.  In the meantime, here’s some entertaining fiction to keep your Brontë cravings satisfied:   The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell     This has all kinds of Brontë fun.  An orphan girl, a foreign university, (Oxford!), a handsome but surly professor, a crumbling attic, and missing Brontëana.  Throw in some mystery Read more…

The Luscious Dark Cover Art of Patrick Knowles

Patrick Knowles is an artist of hand lettering and cover design, and I was  delighted to have him create the cover for Nightwalker.  I am fascinated by calligraphy and have an enduring desire to learn this ancient art of lettering.  I even bought a small calligraphy set in Napoli, Italia, which contained a sturdy quill and two small shimmering bottles of ink in blood red and jet black.  Plus a delicately lined notebook for practicing.  I have not yet cracked Read more…

Dear Sweet Fierce Anne Brontë

Anne Bronte

. Anne Brontë, the fiercest Brontë of all? With a trio of Bronte sisters to choose from, two of whom are perennial favorites, plus their wildly wayward brother Branwell, why write a novel about Anne?  Grave, quiet, serious Anne?  Why not Charlotte of Jane Eyre fame?  Or Emily, creator of the savagely gothic Wuthering Heights?  Why little Anne Brontë, author of the less popular and more realistic novels, Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? Let me tell you! Because there’s so much more Read more…

Anne Brontë Nightwalker coming Halloween 2016!

Anne Bronte Nightwalker

In case you’re wondering what it’s all about . . .  

A Letter from Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

~ Why I read the Brontës Lately, I have been immersing myself in the life of the Brontes because I am in love with their books (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) and also because Charlotte, Emily, and Anne amaze and inspire me.  These young women lived through incredible loss and hardship, (that’s a whole other blog), and still they remained loyal to their imaginations and true to themselves.  Sadly, Charlotte was the only one of her sisters Read more…