September 21, 2015 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Today is the birthday of one of the greatest horror fiction writers of all time. The master of the macabre, Stephen King, burst onto the scene with his 1974 novel Carrie. Since then, King has become one of the most recognized authors in the world. His novels have completely changed a genre and his work has saturated the pop culture zeitgeist. Over the decades, many of King’s works have been spoofed or referenced in a plethora of movies, television shows, songs, and a variety of other media. In celebration of King’s birth, here is a look at some of the best homages to his body of work.
September 21, 2015 • Cookbook: Baking, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Today is Stephen King’s birthday and since scaring the bejesus out of him, like so many of his books have done to us, would
probablycertainly land us in jail we’ve decided the best way to celebrate the King (literally and figuratively) of horror is with cake. Stephen King inspired cake that is because we like to think he’d approve of us eating desserts inspired by his creations—gore frosted and all—to celebrate his birth.
August 27, 2015 • Classics, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Handbooks: Literary Figures, On Writing
This Sunday, August 30, is Frankenstein Day...and the birthday of the beloved monster's creator, Mary Shelley. What better way to celebrate than to create your own monster? Here's how Shelley did it...good luck!
Infographic created for Quirk Books by Michael Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.
August 20, 2015 • Fiction, Fiction: Ben Winters, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
For some authors, it's not enough to create a great character. They have to take it to the next level allow their creations to hop the border from book to book. These easter eggs fill us with uncontainable excitement. There’s nothing like discovering a beloved character in a totally unrelated novel. The result is an intricate web we are more-than-thrilled to dissect.
We’ve rounded up a handful of author magicians who love to revive their characters in totally new books. We can’t blame them for not wanting to let them go.