Author: Piper Gourley

Piper Gourley

Piper Gourley is a writer based in humid Houston, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in fiction at the University of Houston. She’s published numerous articles, poems, short stories and nonfiction pieces across online/in print publications. She is passionate about travel, adventure, and finding the macabre and unusual in everyday life.

August 5, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead due to a tragic overdose

Aug. 4, 1854: Henry David Thoreau publishes ‘Walden’

Catherine de Medici: The fascinating and troubled life of France’s deadly ‘Queen Mother’

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses: How a single document started a religious revolution

6 Fascinating facts about quirky American inventors

The fascinating life (and death) of Russia’s most peculiar royal, Anastasia Romanov

How the Battle of Waterloo ruined the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte

The two Battles of Saratoga were the stunning turning points of the Revolutionary War

The fascinating development of the famous Rorschach inkblot test