Archive | December, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SKELETONS…THE REAL “DOING BLUE”?

22 Dec

For those of you who haven’t read it, the first story in Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole, “Doing Blue”, takes place on Christmas Eve and opens at a costume party thrown by a guy who’s convinced he’s Jesus.

Shortly after reading the book, my friend Kristina Hals Strobel dropped me a note on Facebook.

“I had the oddest ‘Doing Blue’ moment last night. Yes it had Jesus in it, it had costumes, it had a pilgrimage. It was 1 a.m. and the Goth Ball had just let out. There we were, standing on the sidewalk, with Jesus who was expounding on faith with a flask hidden in his Bible. My husband, in cassock and collar, was bowing to him, Goth girls behind him listening and giggling. He was very convinced he spoke the truth and that all should be listening to him. But, there was a nonbeliever who was stealing his thunder. Speaking of science, blood and the universe, and the realization that chaos is organized. We left for home, the rest left for Denny’s.”

I thought she was dreaming and wrote, “…your dream sounds kinda creepy.”

She responded, “Dude, that wasn’t a dream! That actually happened on Friday night!” and posted the following picture:

Is “Doing Blue” not fiction after all?

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas, and may all your dreams come true!

 

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HEAVENLY SAVINGS SAYS SHE’LL HAVE A “LASTING IMPRESSION” OF SKELETONS

20 Dec

Krista Whisner of Heavenly Savings wrote that Skeletons is “unique and daring…It was neat to look at this whole new side of Disney World”—among other things! You can read the whole review here:

http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com/2010/11/skeletons-in-swimmin-hole-book-review.html

I’M ON THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN RADIO SHOW TONIGHT!

16 Dec

I’ll be on The Darkness on the Edge of Town Paranormal Radio Show tonight with Hosts David Schrader and Mallie Fox discussing Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole, Haunted Disney and I’m sure a few good ghostly things. The show airs live at Midnight ET/11 p.m. CST on KLTK (News Talk Fox News Radio 100.3 FM), but you can listen to it LIVE and CHAT right on your computer at www.darknessradio.com.

If you can’t catch it live, I’ll post it once it’s been archived.

 

SKELETONS MAKES GIFT GUIDES

16 Dec

It’s been fun to see Skeletons pop up on a couple of recommended Holiday Gift Lists! Terry Konig of the Facebook group Paranormal Eh? put it on the list of “Great Paranormal Books for Christmas” alongside Steven A. LaChance’s Crazy and Scott Sigler’s Ancestor. You don’t have to join the group to see this and his other great content, so be sure to check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=112364522135317&topic=795

It also made its debut on Bargain Mom’s list, which features fun products from pajamas to tequila. Cool! www.bargainmom.net

 

BARGAIN MOM BOOSTS SKELETONS

15 Dec

Bargain Mom’s Kai Harris gave Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole a great review, noting “I found myself packing the book in my purse to take with me to appointments.”

To read the whole review, click here:

http://www.bargainmom.net/2010/11/holiday-gift-guide-skeletons-in-swimmin.html

HAUNTED DISNEY AND KRAMPUS HIGH JINKS ON THE GandD SHOW-LISTEN HERE!

13 Dec

I was on the Sunday, December 5 episode of The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show, and I got to talk a little bit about Skeletons following the guys’ usual antics, this time centering on the annual Krampus festival in Austria, in which demons come for the bad little children. What fun!

You can listen to the show over at my website, here:

http://wp.me/pIXRs-p8

or you can check out www.ghostanddemon.com.

Want to know more about Krampus? Give yourself a creepy Christmas treat! Here’s a description by someone who actually went there (you have to scroll down through the article a little bit, but it’s quite extensive:

http://wheninbologna.blogspot.com/2008/12/krampus-festival.html

…head on over here to watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgiLRIgsvWY

…and if you decide you MUST add some Krampus to your Christmas Carols, check out this crazy song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EmqsEHl3P8

BARGAIN DIVAS GUSHED ABOUT SKELETONS…AND HERE ARE THEIR GIVEAWAY RESULTS!

12 Dec

Bargain Divas Jacki Brunson and Becky Schiffman write Skeletons is “filled with strange and spooky weirdness [that will] chill your soul and make you want more. It’s easy to read and flows effortlessly from kooky to spooky!”

Just in time for Christmas, the Divas gave away three copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole. I’m pleased to announce the winners:

Kellie Jorgensen of Utah

Andrea Staten of Ohio

Merry Partridge of North Carolina

If you’d like to read the review—and check out the rest of the Bargain Divas’ adventures—visit here:

http://www.bargaindivas.com/2010/11/giveaway-win-skeletons-in-swimmin-hole.html

BLESS THEIR HEARTS MOM DOES A SKELETONS GIVEAWAY!

8 Dec

Nicole Henke of Bless Their Hearts Mom, who wrote great stuff about Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole (and has added more since) is offering her readers a chance at one of two free copies! It ends this Friday, December 10, so hurry if you want to take a shot at it or know someone who does!

You can enter the giveaway here:

http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-skeletons-in-swimmin-hole-by.html

BARGAIN DIVAS SAY SKELETONS ‘CHILLS SOUL’-AND OFFER FREE COPIES!

2 Dec

Bargain Divas Jacki Brunson and Becky Schiffman write Skeletons is “filled with strange and spooky weirdness [that will] chill your soul and make you want more. It’s easy to read and flows effortlessly from kooky to spooky!”

And just in time for Christmas, you can WIN a copy of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole over at the Bargain Divas site! Don’t miss this one – it’s the perfect gift for under the tree! To enter the giveaway and read the review, click here: http://www.bargaindivas.com/2010/11/giveaway-win-skeletons-in-swimmin-hole.html

Hurry! Giveaway ends December 6!

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