Mental illness lies to us about isolation

View this post on Instagram Hi, my name is Carla, I’m 46, I’m a podcaster, I have 2 dogs…and I have chronic primary and secondary depression and anxiety. What I mean by this is that I have them as stand-alone diagnoses, then have them compounded as both symptoms of, and then also natural consequences 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 26: Pilgrim at Little Piney Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard: Kindle, Audible (narrated by Tavia Gilbert), paperback formats Some books entertain you, some books distract you, and some books, if you are very, very lucky and find them, captivate you, and take your breath away from the very first page. You recognize them–and it almost feels as if […]

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 […]

About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes

Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 46-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 the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky. I created and write the website […]

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 […]

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. The podcast’s board: My books board: My true crime board: All of my boards: ShareTweetPin+10 […]

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, like cake. Think back to your last shower or reception. Cake is served, and everyone sits down or perches somewhere and fills their…well…cakehole. A cupcake fits in your palm, your […]

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 stratosphere. Or both. And no one wants a piece of super-expensive side-eye cake–that’s too unnerving to be fun. But cupcakes are expected to be over the top, and can be […]

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 many reasons, starting with all the reasons in my friend @greggaestyle and his splendid comedy routine about the joy of cake. But so many more riffing off of that! Here’s […]