An occasional indulgence into the darker side of literature, cinema, history, music and more, Vault of Thoughts was launched in April, 2012 by Christopher Michael Davis, author Little Knives: Twelve Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Little-Knives-Twelve-Horror-Supernatural/dp/0595319653) — a collection of short stories that Horror-Web called “deliciously terrifying.”
With over 50 entries to date, covering everything from Hammer films to pre-code Hollywood, Vault of Thoughts has logged over 100,000 pageviews. Genius, Gin, and Glucose: The Death of E.A. Poe alone has been read over 10,000 times. Is it serious scholarship? Not really, but if it helps scholars tackle issues that have been debated for decades, all the better. Like… how exactly did Edgar Allan Poe die? And is 1931’s Dracula better with a Philip Glass soundtrack?
In addition, the blog houses over 200 photographs — some not found elsewhere on the internet. Many are scanned from the author’s personal collection, they come from a variety of sources: books, magazines, newspapers, scrapbooked articles — even a few original photographs. Where necessary (or requested), sources have been cited.
Beyond images within its pages, Vault of Thoughts links out to over 100 sites across the internet — including museums, collected works of authors, and celebrity websites. It is designed with readers in mind. Responsive in design, the site can be enjoyed from your phone, your tablet, and your desktop computer. Great pains have gone into making this blog as user-friendly as possible. So after you read a little about the author below, go search on a topic, or browse a category that suits your interest.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At various stages of his career, Christopher Michael Davis has been a communications professional, a web developer, a writing instructor, and a professor of short fiction. He attended Archbishop Wood High School, received his undergraduate degree from La Salle University, and got his Master’s at the University of Delaware. He has worked for La Salle University, Gordon & Breach Publishers, and (now Thomas Jefferson +) Philadelphia University. He is currently the Digital Engagement Manager at ASTM International (http://www NULL.astm NULL.org).
He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter.
His literary and cinematic interests include the intersection of history, science and the occult, as well as experiments with nonlinear narrative, and the adverse effects of technology on the brain and body.
His influences include Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick and Grant Morrison.
To contact the author, message him on Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/pages/Christopher-Michael-Davis/310946835642441).
Connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www NULL.linkedin NULL.com/in/christophermichaeldavis/).
Click here to purchase the paperback edition (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Little-Knives-Twelve-Horror-Supernatural/dp/0595319653) of Little Knives: Twelve Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Little-Knives-Twelve-Horror-Supernatural/dp/0595319653).
A Kindle edition is also available (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Little-Knives-Twelve-Supernatural-ebook/dp/B006R15BLE), as is an eBook from Google Play (https://play NULL.google NULL.com/store/books/details?id=PTcfXlNmeSgC&rdid=book-PTcfXlNmeSgC&rdot=1&source=gbs_atb).
Read “Unhappy Resurrection of Winston Biggs,” (https://www NULL.wattpad NULL.com/story/90995292-the-unhappy-resurrection-of-winston-biggs) the first story in Little Knives (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Little-Knives-Twelve-Horror-Supernatural/dp/0595319653) — which made it into a top 100 tales in a recent TNT horror writer’s contest — free on Wattpad.com (http://www NULL.Wattpad NULL.com)