Author’s Note: Many Christmases ago, my grandmother (the gentlest, sweetest woman in the world), was watching my sister and I gleefully dive into our favorite present that year, The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. “Oh, girls,” she said, “If I were your age, that’s what I’d be reading, too!” I’m pretty sure that if Grandma were alive today, she’d be proud to have inspired this piece.
Leigh Lewis is a children’s writer who sometimes feels the need to write things definitely not intended for children. Follow her at @leighwriting on Twitter.
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