“The Pipeline”–What’s Coming from Wick Press…Winter 2018 – Winter 2020

Some Updates on Upcoming Projects We wanted to keep you informed and interested in what we are doing here at Wick Press. We are working on a handful of new projects, here at Wick Press, some of which will see publication this year, 2018, and into next year, 2019! These books are going to be … Continue reading “The Pipeline”–What’s Coming from Wick Press…Winter 2018 – Winter 2020

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Ghosts & Christmas—in Case You’ve Ever Wondered…

How to Read a Victorian Christmas Ghost Story Imagine a midwinter night, an early sunset, a long, drafty evening spent by candlelight. The season of Christmas coincides with the shortest days of the year and, for middle-class Victorians, a chance for families to reconnect in story-telling circles. Urban dwellers, disconnected from village legends, simply picked … Continue reading Ghosts & Christmas—in Case You’ve Ever Wondered…

Necromancy in the Colosseum by a Priest? Uh…How Well Do We Really Know Our History—?

DO WE REALLY KNOW OUR HISTORY? Back in the late 1500s, famed Renaissance master, Benvenuto Cellini (David in bronze) documented two episodes in which a Sicilian priest conducted necromancey rituals within hand-drawn circles on the floor within the Coliseum. Who knew? Click here to read Cellini's autobiography in the Public Domain at the University of … Continue reading Necromancy in the Colosseum by a Priest? Uh…How Well Do We Really Know Our History—?

Ghosts & History from a 1911 Book by Mary L. Lewes

"...the younger Pliny, in a letter to his friend Sura, writes: "I am extremely desirous to know whether you believe in the existence of ghosts, and that they have a real form, and are a sort of divinities, or only the visionary impression of a terrified imagination." He also relates a really exciting tale of … Continue reading Ghosts & History from a 1911 Book by Mary L. Lewes

The Master’s Shadows: M. R. James, Master of the Ghost Story, Left a Legacy That Haunts Us Still Today…

"Dr. [Montague Rhodes] James has become by slow degrees a literary weird fictionist of the very first rank. [He]...has developed a distinctive style and method likely to serve as models for an enduring line of disciples."  - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, 1927 'Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but to my mind it is … Continue reading The Master’s Shadows: M. R. James, Master of the Ghost Story, Left a Legacy That Haunts Us Still Today…

Some of the greatest dialogue ever written…

One of the best Sherlock Holmes films ever... Watson: "Here's an advance copy of Strand Magazine! They've printed 'The Red-Headed League!'" Holmes: "Very impressive." Watson: "Would you like to see how I've treated it?" Holmes: "I can hardly wait. I'm sure I shall find out all sorts of fascinating things about the case I never … Continue reading Some of the greatest dialogue ever written…