The Investigative Paranormal Society Cookbook by Charles F. French is Now Available!




I am very excited to announce the release of my newest book, one that has been a great deal of fun for me to write: The Investigative Paranormal Society Cookbook by Charles F. French!

This books contains recipes from my characters in Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 1 and Gallows Hill: The Investigative Paranormal , Book 2.  Some of you might recognize a few of the recipes, which I featured in blog posts here in the past.

The book is available both as an ebook on Amazon


as a paperback on Amazon

I hope you enjoy reading about and learning recipes from these characters. These foods should enchant  you, tempt your palate, and entice your culinary curiosity.

Happy Reading, and Happy Eating!


Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.


Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:




Available on Amazon


When Do You Write?




I have done a blog post before in which I asked where you write, and I have been delighted with the responses and the conversation that developed. I thought, then, that the next logical question to explore was that of when you write.



With my schedule, between teaching at two colleges, tutoring, being a father, husband, and grandfather, it is difficult to plan a particular time when I write. That is one of the reasons I carry a pad and pen with me so that when I find the time to write, then I write.

If I could write, however, when I wanted to, then I would probably work in the later evening. I have always been nocturnal, and I have done some of my best work in the night time.



I am asking all of you: what time do you write?





Quotations on History




“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

                                                                         George Orwell



“Study the past if you would define the future.”





“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

                                                                        Edmund Burke

Where Do You Write?




Do you have a specific place in which you are most comfortable where you prefer to write? Is it an office, a dining room table, or a comfortable chair?

Or do you vary your locales? Do you ever go to a coffee shop or a diner to write? Personally, I like to change my writing areas, especially when working on first drafts, which I always compose by hand. I use a legal pad and pen, and I like to work in a wide variety of places.



Today, the weather is spectacular. It is a bit breezy and cooler than normal, which I love. My plan for writing today, therefore, is to find a nice outside table somewhere, perhaps at a park or a college campus, and I will do my work there.

My questions to all of you follow: do you write in only one place, or do you prefer to vary your spots?  Secondly, where are you writing today?



Quotations on Taking A Stand




“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

                                                                Martin Luther King Jr.




“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

                                                                Albert Einstein



“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

                                                                Elie Wiesel

Writers: Keep Writing!




Hello to all of the writers who read this blog.

I have a simple message for you.

Trust in your abilities.

Have faith in your stories.

Keep dreaming.

Keep working.

Keep writing.

You can do it.



Quotations on Imagination


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”

                                                                  Carl Sagan



(portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour)


“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

                                                                 Jean-Jacques Rousseau




“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”

                                                                 Ray Bradbury