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Three Historical Figures Who Practiced the Occult

by Amanda Mae Downey Ghosts, ghouls, and witches. Oh my! No matter how superstitious or skeptical you are, there’s something undeniably interesting about the people who’ve actually tried to contact the other side. But these three people are nothing but Read more…


Scary History: Salem Witch Trials

by Amanda Mae Downey It’s October, which means one thing⸻it’s time for Spooktober, which is something I just made up because I’m a festive mess. I have two posts this month, so I’ll try my hardest to give you a Read more…


Five Real-Life Criminals to Inspire Your Next Character

By Amanda Mae Downey That’s right. Today I’m back at it again with the third installment of my Five Real-Life People series. I’ve covered Pirates and Princesses, but today we’re going to talk about the biggest assholes we know–the people Read more…


Historical Weapons That Prove that Hindsight is 20/20

  by Amanda Mae Downey Throughout history, we’ve seen the invention of aeroplanes, smartphones, and the underrated bendy straw. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of really bad ideas too. And gosh, what better place to exercise your potentially harmful Read more…


Compelling Historical Villains

by Anna Wahler Historical fiction is no different from other genres in that a strong antagonist makes for a strong story. But when it comes to history, your villains can no longer be wizards, starship captains, or dystopian overlords. They Read more…