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Katherine Kerestman Author Interview

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Katherine Kerestman Author Interview

Creepy Cat’s Macabre Travels takes readers to unusual locations, or shows them the darker side of more common tourist sites. The cover for this book is interesting. How did you create the cover for Creepy Cat’s Macabre Travels?

The cover was my photograph of Whitby Cathedral, photoshopped by my publisher’s illustrator.

What was your favorite location to write about in this book?

Salem — my heart breaks for the innocent victims of the Witch Hysteria — compulsory conformity always leads to death. And Transylvania — Romania is very different from western Europe — very agrarian, with carts drawn by horses and shepherds taking sheep to common grazing lands. It is very Byzantine, too.

Will there be another volume of travel locations in the future?

Yes, I am working on a second volume.

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Crumbling Castles

Ghoulish Graveyards

Cobwebbed Cathedrals

The Creepy, the Macabre, the Weird, the Wonderful

Chilling tales of haunting, surreal, and inhuman entities that frighten us have been told by people of all times, and every place. It is the angst and insecurity which come with being human that these horror stories express. It turns out that, in the process of describing these forces and creatures (that which we are not), we are defining by negation our own humanity (that which we are).

The struggle to understand our nature and our relation to-well, to everything else-is the lot of humans everywhere. All of us share in this struggle to find meaning in a mysterious, indifferent universe. As Creepy Cat travels, albeit usually purely for pleasure, as a humanist she cannot help putting two and two together and realizing that our common fears, aversions, and yearnings can sometimes unite people-and can also drive them into opposing camps. These are the mysteries told by the story-weavers of macabre tales.

Creepy Cat invites you to come along for the journey.

Creepy Cat’s Macabre Travels

Creepy Cat’s Macabre Travels: Prowling Around Haunted Towers, Crumbling Castles, and Ghoulish Graveyards by Katherine Kerestman is a historical recount of the author’s travels to unique places that one would not think to visit. The book is organized into chapters that are mostly titled by places the author travelled to. This makes it easy to read a chapter about a specific place and gives the reader the option to skip around in the book. This book is your tour guide to strange and unusual destinations.

The author has made interesting language choices. Apart from the introduction the language used through the book is quite informative and has a formal tone.  At times the informative language is supplemented by more descriptive language – particularly when describing artifacts and architecture that the author particularly enjoyed. These descriptions are rich and draw the reader in, making it feel like we are standing in front of The Tower of London or in a beautiful opera house. Many natural landscapes are also described in detail, giving the reader a thorough description of the author’s experiences. Although the language is quite formal, the rich descriptions peppered with historical facts work together to hold the reader’s interest.

This book is born out of Kerestman’s interest in what she terms as the macabre. Readers may find some the places described in the book to be ghoulish and creepy. There is a wanderlust approach to the destination the author took. Most of the locations appear to be places that intrigued the author and not someplace of historical value. Following the paths of Kerestman’s journey readers travel to destinations that are not always on the top destinations tourist lists.

Creepy Cat’s Macabre Travels: Prowling Around Haunted Towers, Crumbling Castles, and Ghoulish Graveyards is a entertaining and informative book that will delight readers who wish to experience the strange and unusual in travel.

Pages: 208 | ASIN : B08MQD99HT

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