The idea for A House Divided came to me when a friend showed me the house he grew up in. He claimed it was haunted, and although I was fascinated with his story, I was more enthralled with the fact that the house was only half of its original structure. I sought out the other half of the house, which was occupied by a single mother and two children, and learned that they were experiencing even more paranormal activity than was claimed by my friend.
Even better than investigating the house that was indeed divided, was researching more of the old Couir de Mardi Gras traditions in the small rural towns near my home. I’d known about the horseback riding Mardi Gras, but had never had the opportunity to attend one. What a blast that was!