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Vampires, Great Men of Letters, and Me

How working as a caretaker for one of literature’s towering figures taught me to think for myself

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TThe year before I went to grad school, I moved in with my former professor and her much-older husband. He’d also been my professor, but — more importantly — he was a Great Man. This is not my…




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Nicole Peeler

Nicole Peeler

Novelist and essayist. Director of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Find out more at

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