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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.
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