About the Blogger


Mick Albright Quinn (Sanguine Woods) at the Arkansas River in southern Colorado.

The Sanguine Woods (TSW) was started by writer, editor, poet, and blogger Mick Albright Quinn (aka. Mick A. Quinn; Sanguine Woods) in 2014 as a literary blog. He wanted a place where he could feature his own fiction, graphic design/art work, poetry, and thoughts on the work of others in those and other creative areas. TSW quickly took on a life of its own, going off into areas such as the “Fortean” and the macabre; the socially conscious; the darkly photographic; many things “Lovecraftian”; and even the poetics of song lyrics. TSW now covers a miscellany of topics about which Mick is passionate.

Mick is editing his first collection of ghost stories, which will be published in December 2018 (Vol. I) and October 2019 (Vol. II) by Wick Press: The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told, ed. by Sanguine Woods (Mick’s penname) please follow this effort and support us:


Read a sample story from the new anthology here:


Other blogs Mick owns and contributes to include a Gothic art and literature blog, The Gothic Tower; a burlesque-y fun, no-holds-barred blog about gender neutrality, gender bending, androgyny, fashion honoring the uniqueness of the LGBTQI community, The Maudlin Cabinet; another new blog about finding humor in the writing life, through community, and sharing, The Starving Writers’ Club, and a unique blog about folklore, socio-cultural, historical, and orally preserved art and literature—and people stories—featuring the supernatural true and fictional, Haint-Blue Shudders. Mick also dabbles as time allows in the ever-interesting areas of aliens, UFOs, secret societies, and conspiracy theories on his blog, The Extraterrestrial Highway.

His newest blogs are …

The Naked Cucina

Mojo Man

The Naked Brain

Rhinestone Cowboyz

Silver Threads & Golden Needles

You can reach Mick using the Comments feature on any of the above blogs; and via email/Twitter, here:



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