In a nutshell, yes. People think if you watch horror movies, or are into "dark subject matter," there's something wrong with you. Truth is, there may be something wrong with them. According to several research studies, its been discovered that horror movies can help you release stress and anxiety. According to Wes Craven, "horror films … Continue reading Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?
I take great pleasure in announcing the start of presales for Stitched Smile Publications Magazine! We are here for the horror connoisseur, serving up the very best dishes of the strange, the frightening, and the horrifically beautiful. It's sixty-four full color pages crammed to busting with work by supremely talented authors, poets, and artists! … Continue reading EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! STITCHED SMILE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES PRESALES!
For the better part of the last seventeen months I’ve gotten to work with Lisa Vasquez, owner of Stitched Smile Publications, graphic designer and author. She’s witty and funny and believes in shenanigans. She is also hard working, dedicated and determined. I think this is why we get along, even though our personalities should clash. Back in … Continue reading Fleshing It Out With Lisa Vasquez
On July 8, 2017, The Monster was found. Let me give you some context. The Anatomy of Monsters anthology was released on this date. We here at Stitched Smile Publications hosted an online release party, complete with author takeovers and live readings. It was a blast. At the end of the party, four of us … Continue reading The Monster
This has been a topic of conversation among a lot of authors. Some say, "You have to get books out to succeed." Authors take this to mean, "I have to put a lot of books out, right now." Ah, if it were that easy! As a publishing company, Stitched Smile has a responsibility. Not only … Continue reading Now VS Right Now
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Twas the night before Christmas when under the moon A feeling of sadness was followed by doom The children were still in their beds drenched with red While toys giggled madly and danced on their head A doll with one eye held a knife in the air The Robot ate entrails with Ole Mr. Bear … Continue reading Terrible Toys (A Christmas Poem) by Lisa Vasquez
This year has been amazing. Stitched Smile Publications has accomplished so many things and the best part about it is it was all accomplished together. We're a small, independent house. We knew going in we weren't going to be rich and that's a good thing because being rich wasn't the goal of Stitched Smile Publications. … Continue reading A year in review (2016) – by Lisa Vasquez
From the Desk of the CEO... Everyone talks about how "nice" people are. In business, there's a stigma attached to this label. "Oh, their staff is so nice there!" And then all your friends shuffle in and blindly follow the "nice" signs to the "nice" building. The problem is nice doesn't always mean that you're … Continue reading Word Association..
As an author, your online presence brings your readers into your world. The images and verbiage you choose will either create a deeper interest or a divide that will be difficult to mend. This article is for those who have had some works printed and have already started to bring a voice to social media outlets. … Continue reading Developing your Image