About Bess Hamilton
Writer. Feminist. Work-in-Progress.
My first novel Remembrance will be published by Sands Press in March 2018. Seven years after the close of World War One, Maggie Lancaster and her childhood friend, George Comstock are ready to move on from their losses. But when Maggie’s husband, long thought to have been killed in action, comes home, they realize they can’t escape the past.
I grew up in St. Marys, Ontario and now live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My Southern Ontario home inspires me, but so does Winnipeg’s deep sense of its own history. My heart belongs to horror and traditional gothic literature, but I’m really a magpie reader. I even read while I brush my teeth.
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. My elementary school teachers were concerned about my morbid imagination. Maybe that’s because I did a presentation on the Salem witch trials in Grade 5! Or maybe because I was an avid reader of horror writers such as Stephen King and Shirley Jackson.
I’ve always been drawn to writing that explores the places that scare us, in others’ work and my own. But that doesn’t mean it’s all graveyards and ghosts for me! I’m also drawn to tell stories where women take power into their own hands.
Southern Ontario Gothic
Jewel Bearing Heart — The Extra Steamy Version
Image by VaughnSaball Initially, the plan for my story "Jewel Bearing Heart" published in Steamy Cogs was for it to be considerably steamier. However, the publisher decided to remove the steamier scenes. Now, for the low price of $2, you can download Jewel Bearing Heart -- The Extra Steamy Version as a PDF! The file is password protected. Once I receive your payment via PayPal, I'll email you the password. Please give me one business day to do that! Have your password? Go here. Need a passwor [...]