Happy Friday. Today, we have a word from the Unsaintly Queen: I’m tolerant. I give people the freedom to express their opinion. But when you use your platform to condemn people for something in the arts that you feel is controversial without there being full evidence of your claims, then I have an issue. AI … Continue reading A Word From The Queen
Category: Lisa Vasquez
Happy Tuesday! Let’s look at more anthologies. Today we are discussing anthologies with a special type of short story: the drabble. What’s a drabble? I’m glad you asked. A drabble is a story of exactly one hundred words, not including the title. Writing such as story is more complex than one might think. Imagine writing … Continue reading Drabbles
TBT The Unfleshed
Happy Throwback Thursday! In keeping with the creepiness of the season, lets look back to 2017 and The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride by Stitched Smile Publications President, Founder, and Queen, Lisa Vasquez. Young Morrigan, the daughter of a local aristocrat, is full of innocence and life. Angus Wulfe is an eccentric and devious … Continue reading TBT The Unfleshed
Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?
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?
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! STITCHED SMILE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES PRESALES!
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!
Fleshing It Out With Lisa Vasquez
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
Now VS Right Now
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
Interview with Lisa Vasquez and MF Wahl for Dread Central
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Terrible Toys (A Christmas Poem) by Lisa Vasquez
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