Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories The Blair Witch series: The Blair Witch Project Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows Curse of the Blair Witch (mockumentary) Blair Witch (Blair Witch 3) Blair Witch books: The Blair Witch Project by D. A. Stern Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows by D. A. Stern The Secret Confessions of […]

Episode 28: Watching the Detectives, Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series My Writing

Have you ever considered knitting? There’s no corpses in knitting, BeeGee. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime case of the missing person Maura Murray. Missing Maura Murray Podcast at Apple Podcasts the statement of the website of the podcast and soon-to-be documentary […]

Episode 24: The Bell Tale Heart

  Ranker: 15 Bizarre Facts About the Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Westminster Hall and Burying Ground E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore: Results of Tests on the Hair of Virginia and Edgar A. Poe: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Uranium, […]

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 consultant for this episode. He is the authority on all things King, and I highly recommend every one of his books. Here’s his work on the King: The Stephen 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 Grimm (related to them by Jeannette and Marie Hassenpflug): The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm “The True History of Little Golden Hood” by M. Charles Marelles, collected in […]

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily thwarted by last week’s ER doc’s medical advice, but even “almost” tears my body up. But it’s going to be a good one, and since I am late, I will […]

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 1 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 disposition from the freakish and mischievous elves. He was meagre, shaggy, and wild in his appearance. In the daytime he lurked in remote recesses of the old houses which he […]

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series My Writing

 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 in frustrations, many of which they could not even name. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives   As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime […]

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 gains… Sec. Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Willam Shakespeare Scary movies for the squeamish: the list of 31 films Paranormal Activity (2010) Paperhouse (1990), based upon the young […]

Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies

Part 1: the movie briefcase Patton Oswalt‘s book: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film The Godfather (1972) …also from a novel, naturally Movies from my childhood in episode: Star Wars (1977) The Rescuers (1977) …also from a novel Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pete’s Dragon (1977) Superman II […]

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 in episodes, bemoans the dentist appointment that makes this episode short (but 1 of 2 this week!), and reads you a Scottish folktale explaining how evil was loosed unto the […]

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 Facebook page official website: how to be a volunteer how to make investigation reservations as well as reservations for historic tours about the santatorium at Troy Taylor’s Prairie Ghosts USS North […]

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 read) with one eye always hunting. Hunter-gatherer over here. I say I am a bookdragon–a bookworm is just the pupal stage of a dragon. The key is fireproof books, y’all. […]