Horrorgami: Amazing Cult Horror Paper Creations

ARTICLE VIA INHABITAT Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as the Paper Dandy, has transposed his life-long obsession with cult classic horror films with his love of kirigami—the art of paper cutting. His new project, dubbed Horrorgami, transforms thirteen sheets of paper into thirteen iconic homes from horror movies- from the Addam’s Family mansion to The Shining’s Overlook…

Former Indie Author Settles At Gallery (That’s Me!)

From Publishers Weekly: Ania Ahlborn has signed a world English rights deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint for three books and two e-novellas. Ed Schlesinger acquired the works from Inkwell Management’s David Hale Smith. Ahlborn self-published her novel Seed in 2011; Gallery said the author has since been dubbed by fans as “the female Stephen King.” After self-publishing, Ahlborn signed…

The Bird Eater: Your Nightmares Are Not Your Own

Hi, all! I’m excited to announce that my fourth novel, THE BIRD EATER, is now available on Amazon through 47North! Now, I know a lot of authors say “I love this book” regarding their own work, but I really do love this book. This thing was a nightmare to write (pun intended?). What started out…

Eerie Paranormal Tales From Ireland

ARTICLE BY PAULI POISUO VIA LISTVERSE Ireland is famous for its vast mythology. From leprechauns and fairies to banshees and kelpies, the Emerald Isle has at least as many legends as it has real, recorded history. But not every Irish legend is fairy tale material. The country has plenty of paranormal myths and ghost stories…

Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

ARTICLE BY MARIA POPOVA VIA BRAINPICKINGS Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life. Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (public library) is among my10 favorite books on writing — a treasure trove of insight both practical and profound,…

Deadly Exorcisms

ARTICLE BY ROBERT GRIMMINCK VIA LISTVERSE The idea that people are possessed with demons or evil spirits is one the most widely held religious and spiritual beliefs in the history of the world. But because of advancements in science, demonic possession and exorcism are often thought of as archaic. The Vatican released its guidelines for…