In the Gray of the Dust: A Collection of Typewritten Treasures
By Muriel E. Eddy
This collection of short stories and poems represents a small collection of her works from the 1920 through the 1970s. Her short stories and poems are a combination of mystery and macabre, fantasy and the supernatural.
Muriel Elizabeth (Gammons) Eddy was born in Taunton, Massachusetts on January 19, 1896 and died at age 82 on January 30, 1978, and is interred at Swan Point Cemetery. She spent some parts of her early life living in California before returning to New England and living the rest of her life in Rhode Island, primarily in Providence. She married Clifford Eddy in 1918 following a correspondence which developed from their common interest in creative writing. They both continued their writing careers after marriage and raised three children. Mrs. Eddy wrote in many genres including romance, occult, biography and poetry.
Mrs. Eddy served as president of the Rhode Island Writers' Guild for more than 20 years, and also taught creative writing. She was also an avid letter writer sometimes writing and sending up to 10 notes a day. Some of her many correspondents included H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, L. Sprague de Camp, Sonia Haft Greene Davis, Joseph Payne Brennan, Robert Bloch, and Princess Red Wing.