About Carrie Dalby

Reader, writer, homeschool mom, all-around book geek, and music lover. Current project is a historical Southern Gothic family saga series for adults, THE POSSESSION CHRONICLES. The fifth book releases September 2020. Author of FORTITUDE (YA historical) and CORRODED (YA contemporary.)

Scarred Memories by Carrie Dalby

Another guest blog post, this time featuring the Davenport house. Be sure to check my website and take a look at the new banner photo. There’s a new cover listed! Book 5 of The Possession Chronicles releases September 8, 2020.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Scarred Memories. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Scarred Memories 

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I’m back on the front porch today for my fifth instalment. Scarred Memories is the fourth book in The Possession Chronicles. For this one, we return to Mobile, Alabama, in 1910. On the Davenports’ front porch, we have three-year-old Phoebe and her babysitter, Darla Beauchamp of Dauphin Island, preparing for Halloween. Hopefully it will help cool you during the heat of summer. It is well shaded.

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Phoebe sat at the top of the front porch steps, basket in her lap, while Naomi stood inside the open…

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Tendrils of Passion by Carrie Dalby

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Tendrils of Passion. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Tendrils of Passion

Slave Cabin

I’m back on the front porch today for my fourth instalment. Tendrils of Passion is the third book in The Possession Chronicles. Hang on because we’re heading to the Campbells’ starter cabin on Dauphin Island in 1907 where Magdalene and Douglas begin their life together—away from the Mellings and next door to the O’Farrells from Fortitude.

Douglas ran from the docks, his sweat soaked shirt no worse for the jog as he’d been working since before sunup that Wednesday in the September heat. He…

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Murmurs of Evil by Carrie Dalby

My next guest post on Bienvenue Press’s Front Porch Blog.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Murmurs of Evil. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Murmurs of Evil

Thank you for welcoming me back to the front porch for my third instalment. Murmurs of Evil is the second book in The Possession Chronicles. It furthers the drama surrounding the Melling family. Today, we’re heading to their weekend house near Montrose in 1906 as Magdalene Jones, the newly hired lady’s companion for Mrs. Melling, arrives.

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What Mr. Melling referred to as his cottage was nothing short of a manor to Magdalene. It might be smaller than his mansion in Mobile, but the looming spires…

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Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby

Another guest post for Bienvenue Press.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Perilous Confessions. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Perilous Confessions

Thank you for welcoming me back to the front porch for my second instalment. Perilous Confessions is the first book in The Possession Chronicles. It kicks off the drama surrounding the Easton, Melling, and Davenport families—lots of high society scandals and Mardi Gras mischief—that spans a quarter of a century over eight novels. Today, we’re stopping in 1905 and we’ll be on the front steps of the Roman-Catholic cathedral in downtown Mobile, Alabama, for Christmas Mass with twenty-year-old Lucy Easton, her family, and love interest, Alexander Melling.

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Fortitude by Carrie Dalby

A series of guest posts for my publisher’s blog kicked off today. Check it out.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her young adult novel, Fortitude. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Fortitude

Many thanks to Bienvenue Press for hosting me on the porch—and welcoming me back as I’m kicking off a six-part series focusing on the porches in each of my novels. As way of introduction, I’m Carrie Dalby. I like to refer to myself as the Southern Gothic branch of the Bienvenue Press family tree—and so far they let me. Maybe they’re scared to say something because I’ve written some creepy stuff, but I promise I play nice.

To start off, I’d like to stop at the front porch of…

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