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 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 2 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…

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…

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

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…

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:…

Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

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,…

Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl

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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 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

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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…

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…

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…