Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror…

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through…

Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne   A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King…

Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods

Stories read in this episode “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault “Little Red-Cap” by Jacob and Wilhelm…

Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout…

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and…

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…

Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

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…

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…

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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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…

Podcast Friends

When one of us wins, we all win! Win-win! Have another cupcake and check out my podcast friends. Disclaimer: Some of these people are actually…

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…