About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes
Hi, I'm Carla. I'm a 45-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of...
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Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?
Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?
The Green Children of Woolpit: Books about the green children, and fae folk tradition: both...
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Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse
Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse
  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne...
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Episode 18: Yellow
Episode 18: Yellow
“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the...
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Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Stories read in this episode "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy...
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Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people...
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Episode 15: Old School Brownies
Episode 15: Old School Brownies
The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish...
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Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted...
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Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't...
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Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes...
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Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's...
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Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i' the...
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Episode 9: Family Trees
Episode 9: Family Trees
The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud. --Coco Chanel All books, as...
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Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by...
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Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker...
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Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Part 1: the movie briefcase Patton Oswalt's book: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From...
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Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls...
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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged...
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Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
True ghost stories as told by Carla, round one: Books recommended in/for this episode (all...
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Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations:...
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Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn't equal crazy,...
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Carla: Pinterest

See? Wasn’t kidding. Everything fascinates me. I want to learn it all and do it all and write it all down and this is why I need a podcast as an outlet. This is what my brain looks like, peeps.

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My true crime board:

All of my boards:

True Crime

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich...
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Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's Pigeons" The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing...
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Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason:...
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Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and the attempted murder of Vicki Gardner,...
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Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
A great day! Help me WELCOME Roanoke City Police Department's new Help Save the Next Girl patrol car! Patrol units will be in it responding...
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Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting...
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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official...
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Documentary Review: Tabloid
Documentary Review: Tabloid
Errol Morris is the master of the quirky documentary. So much love. Just watched Tabloid--it's about a woman who stalked, kidnapped and raped a male...
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Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations: Before the list of true crime books, I must mention this...
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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Paranormal

First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official…

Patron: So many plans! So many cupcakes!

So many plans! Not for me–for us! So, if you please…

(Or on Patreon, either or. Same reward structure, same results.)

 

Why? Glad you asked!

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Patron Announcement from Carla Hufstedler on Vimeo.

 

podcast plans: cupcake costume
I’m doing this whole podcast preparation thing right, right? Next step is costumes?

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So thank you, lovelies! And yes, 1 dollar per month helps immensely. Truly.

Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Paranormal

True ghost stories as told by Carla, round one: Books recommended in/for this episode (all added to the podcast bookshelf on Goodreads): book which I…

Episode Teaser: She Thrust Her Fists Against the Posts

…and still insists she sees the ghosts.

There Might Be Cupcakes Episode 3 Teaser: my true ghost stories. I have lived in three haunted houses, including my current home. I have had many paranormal experiences in these homes–and elsewhere–with witnesses present. I have even had chilling experiences in two famous American haunted locales: a docked battleship and a tuberculosis hospital. So this will definitely be a two-parter of long episodes–at least. While I write it all down, have fun reading about one of my favorite true haunting, the Borley Rectory (image) at http://www.prairieghosts.com/brectory.html look at the upper left–nothing eerier in my mind than an invisible writer exorting you to attend Mass…(I guess except a an invisible writing warning you not to!) #trypod #podcast #beyourownheroine #carlahufstedler #podcasts #carla #theremightbecupcakes #newpodcast #amwriting #comingsoon #history #horror #newepisode #newpodcasts #podcastpreparation #preparation #England #UK #BorleyRectory #trueghoststories #ghosts #hauntings #paranormal #truestories 👻

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link to article in IG caption: prairieghosts.com/BorleyRectory

Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series My Writing

Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations: Before the list of true crime books, I must mention this…

So Many Books: You Were Forewarned

Books are my friends and my passion. I love words. I cannot emphasize that enough. When I’m not reading…I’m growing my TBR list (to be…

Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha

Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked…

Social Media Xanadu

All my (and the podcast’s) social media:

That’s you all over.

–The Tin Man to the Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
and. . .
Tumblr (will have posts from here and The Dollop Dot Net, the site I maintain on behalf of The Dollop Podcast)
Instagram: There Might Be Cupcakes account, my account
Twitter: There Might Be Cupcakes account, my account
Facebook page
Pinterest: the There Might Be Cupcakes board, all my boards

books

Goodreads: my account (I’ll start a reading group should there ever be a desire–or someone else may)

my Goodreads bookshelf for the podcast (feed)

Booklikes (which is also mirrored here, I say while knocking on wood)
and, skulking in your tablet/phone, I’m carla on Litsy. Say hi.

movies

Letterboxd:

knitting and paper and making stuff

Ravelry
my Etsy store

Announcement: Podcast Launch

No turning back now! It’s written in stone pixels!

Look! No longer "nascent" and no longer vague. My introvert babble is coming by the end of this month! ❤️ to my digital homes @siteground and #blubrrypodcast. I hope you're excited because I am excited. All my years of taking #commonplacebook notes from what I read have come to fruition. Prepare for strange facts, weird angles to #truecrime cases (filtered through my master's in counseling and #INFJ personality), happy rambling about #books and #readinglife, the funny and not-so-much sides to living with #chronicpain, and talking to my spelndiferously creative friends, some of whom you already fanbliss about. Oh, and, as I continue to edit my first novel thanks to #nanowrimocamp2017, I'll even read bits to you. Because it's that good. And cupcakes are for sharing. Setting up newsletter/announcement list this week, so you'll know when the eccentric introduction episode airs. This is not about fame or money, this is about fun, and old and new friends, and leaving stress behind for just a little while so your true self can play. With me. 🎉 🎈🤹🏻‍♀️ #podcast #podcastpreparation #theremightbecupcakes #carla #carlahufstedler #cupcakes #comingsoon #podcasts #newpodcast #newpodcasts #sharing #storytelling #comingsoon2017 #preparation #beyourownheroine

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There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 4

Think about it: granola bar, kale smoothie…even your favorite Starbucks blend in one hand–You could be driving to your attorney's office or working on a group project that suddenly doesn't seem so group-y. But a cupcake? Doesn't matter if it's the boss' surprise birthday party that he threw for himself and made mandatory, or that cookie-sale-launch meeting for your daughter's Girl Scout troop, whatever you might hold in your other hand looks brighter and shinier. And let's face it–usually a box of cupcakes means Girls' Night In, which means 🍷, or you are throwing yourself and whomever you choose (even if that's nobody else) a Netflix and chill 🎥, which means comfort food and/or recreational marijuana for you lucky few (hurry up, VA)…if you are upset eating a cupcake, and have nothing awesome in the other hand…Back slowly out of the room without breaking eye contact, then run. They're pod people. We're here for you. Find one of our safe houses. #podcast #podcastpreparation #theremightbecupcakes #carla #carlahufstedler #cupcakes #comingsoon #podcasts #newpodcast #newpodcasts #sharing #storytelling #comingsoon2017 #preparation #beyourownheroine

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There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 3

Reason number three that I have called this podcast-to-be There Might Be Cupcakes: They allow mingling, because they are more finger food than plate food,…

There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 2

If you over-decadent (totally making that into a verb) a cake, you either get really strange looks, or you thrust the cake’s cost into the…

There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 1

Why “cupcakes?” Why cupcakes? Why show up if there might be cupcakes? Why are you calling your podcast “There Might Be Cupcakes”, flaky chick? So…