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It made sense to use my travels to writing conferences as an excuse to see more graveyards. The World Horror Convention in New Orleans gave me the chance to visit John Kennedy Toole’s grave in Greenwood Cemetery. The World...
Two Rock Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery is a little country graveyard, maybe an acre or two in size. It’s hemmed in by trees on two sides and looks out across rolling farmland on the third. One the north side...
The town of Lily Dale, an hour south of Buffalo in southwest New York state, has a reputation for spiritualism. In fact it was founded for this exact purpose. Not to be confused with a haunted town, this centre...
Highgate Village stands on a tall hill overlooking London, which sprawls across the river plain below. Highgate’s name summarizes its previous function, when it served as the entry-point for farm goods coming down from the north to feed the...

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

1. Spooky Bat PegsHang up your laundry in spooky style or use one of these pegs to keep half-open packets in place, these vampiric pegs can add a touch of gothic to just about anywhere.  www.suck.uk.com  $3.50 2. Cyberdog Lace...
Body jewelry has come a long way since the humble nose ring and ear cuff. Scaffolding, dermal anchors and implants are just some of the more intricate (and painful) piercings available in recent years, and stretched piercings are also...
Karen Kay’s amazing journey has taken her from being a punk post-card girl of the 1980s London goth scene to being a real life faery godmother. A former member of punk girl-band the Gymslips, she has swapped her spikes...

Gothic Fantasy Florals by Kay

Every season the world outside changes colour and our oldest festivals celebrate and revolve around them. Spring, Imbolc, heralds the beginning of new life, as we bring the bright yellows and greens of new flowers and shoots into our...
Sometimes a necklace is just a necklace. Other times, when it includes sage cleansed clear quartz crystals, a necklace can be a powerful tool that draws off negativity and offers mental revitalization. Crystal Cactus, the brainchild of Myspace queen turned...
We've all been there - it's a Friday night and you're sitting around with some friends or maybe your current love interest. The excitement of another weekend glimmers on the horizon, the night is young, the moon is full,...
Although she has written countless books on her craft, has a closet full of dried toads and wears a lot of black, Talia Felix is not your average witch. She does not deal in magic crystals or hang out...
Eventually, we decided to stay somewhere we spoke the language and had a nice trip to London instead. Our second attempt got derailed when I got pregnant and the doctor decided it was too risky for me to fly....

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