About Paula Cappa


This is my author website and fiction blog: Paula Cappa’s Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror. Here you can read a FREE classic short story every other week. The master writers of the 19th- and 20th- centuries are still alive here at Tales of Terror Blog. Browse the INDEX to see more than 100 authors’ short fiction and nearly 200 stories on this site.

For myself, if I didn’t write fiction, I wouldn’t be able to breathe. Well, yes, that’s an exaggeration, but writing is a daily function for me and has been for a long time. If I’m not working on a novel, then I’m writing short stories, or exploring new characters that come whispering into my head.  I write novels and short stories of the supernatural and mysterious.

In nonfiction writing, I have received some fine rewards. I wrote feature stories for various newspapers in New York and Connecticut for about five years.  Interviewing and writing about local professionals, artists, speakers, and business owners gave me a rich foundation.

I work as a freelance copy editor as my day job. I have several years editing health, business communications, magazine and news articles, newsletters, and advertising materials. In medical/pharmaceutical copy, I have over fifteen years of experience.  See my editing website: http://paulacappaedits.weebly.com/

Check out my author page above for my bio. Visit my Short Stories page too.


You can contact me on “Contact Me” page above.

I am a member of Goodreads, Google+ and moderately active on Twitter.


Here’s a thought about writing that stays with me. From Willa Cather …

“Every fine story must leave in the mind of the sensitive reader

an intangible residuum of pleasure,

a cadence, a quality of voice that is exclusively the writer’s own, individual, unique.”


10 responses to “About Paula Cappa

  1. Love the Willa Cather quote. Some stories stay with you forever, like Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ or Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Day Before the Revolution’ or ‘The ones who walk away from Omelas.’


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  3. Hi, Paula. Wanted to thank you for liking my post on HorrorNovelReviews. I really appreciate the support.

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  5. Thanks for the comment on Google Plus. I’ve bookmarked this webpage. I would have “liked” your author page if the page had loaded properly on my computer – but the “like” button didn’t load. I have to get a better internet service!


  6. I hope you don’t mind, Paula, but I’m going to put a link to your site on the Tales to Terrify Facebook page. You’ve got a lot of material catalogued here that would be of interest to our listeners. It’s of interest to me anyway and I’m arrogant enough to think that’s nearly the same.
    All the best.


    • Larry, thanks for your thoughts. I’d be delighted for the mention on your Facebook. I just spent some time on your Tales to Terrify and found it quite stimulating; I just listened to Blackwood’s The Woman’s Ghost story. Marvelous! Sometimes when I post a short story link, if I find an audio or YouTube video of the story I’ll include it for the readers. I’d love to use Tales to Terrify as one of my audio sources in future posts. When I started this blog of classic short stories, I did it as a test to see if readers were interested in the old stories as much as I was. It seems many people are still entertained by the master writers.I think it was Mark Twain that said “a classic is a book which people praise and don’t read.” I’m glad to see I’m not alone in bringing such dead authors back to the living.


  7. Hi Paula, thanks for following me. I hope you enjoy it.


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