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Katherine Kerestman first developed the persona of Creepy Cat in her book, Creepy Cat's Macabre Travels: Prowling around Haunted Towers, Crumbling Castles, and Ghoulish Graveyards (WordCrafts Press, 2020), a nonfiction literary- and historically-oriented travel memoir that placed on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards, in the nonfiction category. Other publications include “Markovia,” (in S. T. Joshi’s Penumbra No. 2, August 2021); “To Necrophilia,” (in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Vol. 8); “Lenore,” (in Mensa Bulletin Fiction Issue, October 2021); A Gothic Heroine in Her Ancestral Manor(in Our Shadowed Past, ed. Bob Issel, October 2021); "Breaking the Shackles of the Great Chain of Being and Liberating Compassion in the Eighteenth Century" (in the journal 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era); and various movie and book reviews in forums such as Buddy Hollywood (online blog) and Voices (the newsletter for the Dracula Society). Several additional works are pending publication in the near future.

      Katherine is educated in English and History, with a B.A. from John Carroll University, and an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Mensa, the Horror Writers Association and the Dracula Society, and is wild about Dark Shadows. She loves to travel, especially to places with macabre associations. She can be found frolicking in the cemeteries of Salem most Halloween nights. You can keep up with her at