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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

25 Of The Absolute Scariest Psychological Horror Books

Psychological horror books are not mysteries or whodunnits. They inspire fear through suggestion, paranoia, and implication. These are the most terrifying.

Representation Matters: Mentorship for People of Color in Publishing

Representation Matters is a mentorship program designed to increase diversity in the predominantly white publishing industry: "it’s not just about being fair; it’s about keeping the publishing industry relevant, viable, and the source of the best possible books."

8 Great Southern Historical Novels

We've rounded up eight excellent Southern Historical novels that compel a sense of place as a character based on a past era.

Can’t Get Enough? Try these 13 Books Like THE ALCHEMIST

In a way, finding books you love is a sort of Personal Legend, an adventure of its own. Below are thirteen books like THE ALCHEMIST that will ignite your own journey.

Guillermo del Toro Books: A Reading Pathway

Check out this reading pathway of Guillermo del Toro books. He's written several, been the subject of a few, and been inspired by many--all of which are worth reading because they were the stimuli for the iconic films that we have grown to love.

How Books Change Lives: An Interview with Will Schwalbe

In this interview, Will Schwalbe discusses the podcast But That's Another Story about how books impact lives.

If You Haven’t Read Any Samantha Irby Books, IDK What You’re Doing With Your Life.

Check out this post for a reading pathway through Samantha Irby books and essays.

12 Of The Best Business Audiobooks for Managers and Entrepreneurs

The best business audiobooks for business people who want to build their business, whether it's self-improvement, management skills, going into business for themselves, or delivering presentations.

Books to Read if You Love Greek or Roman Mythology

If you are like me, you love revised fairy tales, and the revision of Greek or Roman mythology to new purposes is just as satisfying. Below is a list of literature based on or inspired by these myths.

The Shortlist of Erotic Audiobooks

A reader details a short list of erotic audiobooks that range from classics to new.