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Oct 26

Blogtoberfest – Weird New Jersey


It’s only fair, since I’m writing about scary stuff this month, is to highlight some spooky places in New Jersey.  Despite being the Garden State, there’s a ton of mysteries surrounding some of the horse pastures and lovely farms.   So light the lantern and let’s take a closer look behind the cobwebs. The Jersey …

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Oct 19

Blogtoberfest – Scary Stories – Pet Sematary

Horror is different for everyone.  I don’t think the “experts” can agree on what horror is and thus there are tons of movies and books that represent the horror genre, as it should be. I also believe that horror is different depending on where you are in your life.  What’s represents horror for a twenty-year-old …

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Oct 16

Blogtoberfest – Urban Legends to Keep You Up at Night – Part 2

thousand steps

The Thousand Steps Behind a rusty, broken gate at the top of the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi in Eagle Point Park (Clinton, Iowa) is an ancient set of steps plagued with tragedy and wrought with mysteries and fables. Locals call them the “Thousand Steps”, and they were built in the 1930’s along with the rest …

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Oct 15

Blogtoberfest – Urban Legends to Keep You Up at Night – Part 1

Urban Legendsto keepYou Up at Night

We all know ’em, don’t we?  The friend of a friend of my cousin who….they all start out that way and always end badly for that sort-of person we kinda know. They even made a movie (or three) about it, then there was that television series that acted them out (badly) for you. Let’s talk …

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Oct 14

Blogtoberfest – American Gothic Roots Music – Rachel Brooke


Welcome to today’s Blogtoberfest post!  It’s another dark country/roots song by artist Rachel Brooke.   “Take everything you think you know about country music and throw it out the window. That pop rock crap y’all call country is nothing compared to what Rachel Brooke is laying down. She’s an old soul in the way Hank …

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Oct 11

Blogtoberfest- Five Halloween Movies that Creeped Me Out

  Magic (not the Mike kind) This is a movie that scared the mess out of me when I was a teenager.  First of all, I am no fan of ventriloquist dummies.  I can’t stand them, they scare the heck out of me.  Give me a movie with a dummy and you’ve got me scared. …

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Oct 09

Blogtoberfest – Recipes – Cinnamon Sugar Spider Webs


Total Time: 40 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 30 min Yield: about 30 webs Ingredients Vegetable oil, for frying 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon fine salt 3/4 cup milk 1 large egg 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus 1/4 cup for brushing …

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Oct 06

Blogtoberfest – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark


In another life, I was an elementary school teacher, which meant nearly every holiday was a par-tay.  Valentine’s Day parties were the most stressful, because, as a teacher, you really had to sit on the “who likes whom” bit and keep it all nice and friendly.  Christmas was nice, but the overabundance of cookies was …

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Oct 03

Blogtoberfest – Dark Country Songs – Lincoln Durham


Combining music and Halloween isn’t that hard – there’s plenty of scary music to go around.  However, in my Internet search, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Lincoln Durham a country (?) artist. I say “country artist” because that’s the easiest category to drop him in.  In reality, he’s a combination of Gothic, dark …

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Oct 01

Blogtoberfest – It’s Back!!


OCTOBER….OCTOBER…OCTOBER!! Hang with me for ….. Blogtoberfest!     Terrible, isn’t it? But fun, right? The month of October is special to me. It’s not because of Halloween, although that’s part of it. October marks the month in which I had my first e-book, “Kitty Wishes” published with Evernight Publishing. In honor of this occasion …

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