The Five Senses of Horror

Happy Friday. We have been discussing anthologies, and yesterday we talked about the Splatterpunk Award winner for best anthology, Baker’s Dozen. But what if you are looking for a horror anthology that is a bit less … gruesome? Something a bit more cerebral? Let’s talk about The Five Senses of Horror. Hearing, sight, touch, smell, … Continue reading The Five Senses of Horror

Baker’s Dozen

It’s time to look at the Splatterpunk Award winners. First up is Best Anthology Baker’s Dozen from Uncomfortably Dark, edited by Candace Nola. Delicious Dark Delights for your horror consumption! Come indulge in the dark and disturbing with 13 tantalizing tales of terror written by an incredible lineup of independent horror authors. With stories ranging … Continue reading Baker’s Dozen

Haunted Locations: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Rhode Island.

Welcome to weird Wednesday where we explore the darkest corners of the globe, searching for the mysterious and unknown. Today’s location takes us to the Ocean State otherwise known as the land of ‘Morbid Tourism.’ When talking about Rhode Island and its haunted history many people will immediately jump to such locations as The Perron … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Rhode Island.

KillerCon 2022

Stitched Smile Publications / House of Stitched was at KillerCon Austin 2022 this past weekend. The Unsaintly Queen Lisa Vasquez, VP Candace Nola, and Editor/Reviewer Lisa Lee Tone were all in attendance. KillerCon is a purposefully smaller horror con specifically for authors, editors, publishers, reviewers, and small press/indie supporters and fans. It has author-focused panels, … Continue reading KillerCon 2022

Did You Know …?

Happy Monday. It’s time for Did You Know. Did you know that despite what we are taught in school, fiction writers do not all adhere to a special process? It’s true. The technical writing process often does not work for fiction writers, and that’s because they are not using the same thought processes. Fiction writers … Continue reading Did You Know …?

True Crime Sunday: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

Welcome back to True Crime Sunday! This week’s case was so shocking that a town changed its name after all was said and done. Gordon Northcott was born in Canada in 1906. In 1924, he moved to Los Angeles with his parents and eleven-year-old nephew, Sanford.  After the move Northcott asked his father to help … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

The Face You Wear

Happy Friday. What’s everyone reading? Available today is the new psychological horror thriller The Face You Wear by Faith Pierce. An unknown threat is creeping its way into Jana’s residence in this psychological horror novel. Jana overcame a bleak, poverty-stricken childhood to achieve her version of the American dream. She has her own home, a … Continue reading The Face You Wear

(un)tethered

No throwback this Thursday because we have something new to show you. We have been talking about dark poetry, and House of Stitched’s own M Ennenbach has a new collection out titled (un)tethered. (un)tethered by rationality, adrift on waves of bipolar dissonance, a collection of pining odes to wildflowers and succulent agonies in the grip … Continue reading (un)tethered

Haunted Locations: The Eddy House, Chittenden, Vermont

Welcome to weird Wednesday where we explore the darkest corners of the globe, searching for the mysterious and unknown. Today’s location takes us to The Eddy House, Chittenden, Vermont. Once owned by two brothers, William & Horatio, who came from a long line of psychics, witches, and seers. The boys had a very rough life, … Continue reading Haunted Locations: The Eddy House, Chittenden, Vermont