Houdini’s Hidden Writing Career and the Legendary Writer Who Made It Happen

Houdini’s Hidden Writing Career and the Legendary Writer Who Made It Happen

Book Culture

Happy Halloween! It’s time to talk about ghost writers! Not the lingering spirits of tormented authors, though they are all around us. S’up Ernest. No, rather the real writers behind the big names. Did you know that, among others, James Patterson and Alexandre Dumas have used them? They’re not spooky like actual ghosts, they’re only scary when it comes to the realm of egomania and intellectual property. But they are interesting.   It was news to me that famous authors use ghostwriters. I thought ghostwriters worked mainly for celebrities whose perfume lines hadn’t done well so they were moving on to books. Or perhaps for survivors of freak …

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage. Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature? Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are …