Gea Haff

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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…


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…


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…