Mary Kay McBrayer

Mary Kay is a belly-dancer, horror enthusiast, sideshow lover, prose writer, Christian, and literature professor from south of Atlanta. Her true crime novel, America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster is available for pre-order, and you can hear her analysis (and jokes) about scary movies on the podcast she co-founded, Everything Trying to Kill You. She can be reached at

15 Funny Cookbooks, From the Silly to the Macabre

These 15 funny cookbooks range from straightforward recipes with puns as titles, to themed books about your favorite TV shows, and more.

7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Carmilla More Than You Love Dracula

In the battle of two vampire stories, Carmilla vs Dracula, here are seven reasons why you'll prefer the former, female-focused, horror tale.

7 Most Iconic Samantha Irby Quotes and Reasons Why We Love Her

If you're looking for laughter, irreverence, real talk, and great writing, look no further than these iconic Samantha Irby quotes.

14 Books about Gangsters for the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

With the anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre coming up, we're taking a look at these compelling books about gangsters.

9 Thrillers About Siblings

With their dynamics, bonds, and potential for clashes, sibling relationships are fascinating. Try one of these page-turners and thrillers about siblings.

50 Swoon-Worthy Love Quotes from Books

These are--to me--the best love quotes from books, whether the books are of poetry, individual poems, novels, or even nonfiction.

Vampire Myths from Around the World, and What They Have in Common

We're making connections between vampire myths from around the world, as well as exploring symbolism and some of the intentions behind these tales.

What Famous Vampire Are You?

Do you prowl for your dinner and prefer it still kicking? Tell us how you'd live, undead, and we'll tell you which famous vampire you are.

What Are The Best Gifts For English Teachers?

7 Classic Must-Read Books, and How to Move them Off Your TBR Pile

If you've set a resolution to get through move those classics off your TBR, here's a trick: listen to classic audiobooks!