Tag Archives: Ghost Stories

P.R.O.F. INTERVIEW POSTED

28 Nov

Paranormal Researchers of Fredericton (Canada) recently interviewed me for a feature on their website! If you’d like to read the interview—about, of course, ghost stories, things that go bump in the night and a few odds and ends and advice about the writing life, visit http://paranormal-researchers.com/?p=453.

Interested in paranormal research or better yet are you up in the Fredericton area? Be sure to check out P.R.O.F.! http://paranormal-researchers.com/

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TONIGHT: MY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON PARANORMAL, EH? RADIO FOLLOWED BY A GUEST SPOT ON P.M. LITES ON PARAROCKTV!

14 Nov

I’m honored to be on the air twice tonight!

First, I’ll be on Paranormal, Eh? Radio’s End of the Year Awards Show with a special announcement you won’t want to miss! You’ll be able to listen live at 6 p.m. ET here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2011/11/14/end-of-the-year-awards

Then, I’ll be a guest on Dawn Short’s P.M. Lites on ParaRockTV! On the live hour we’ll be talking psychic ability, paranormal, scary stories and my new novel coming in winter from Vagabondage Books: Bad Apple. You can listen to that live—and join in the Chat Room, too—at 9 p.m. ET here: http://www.pararocktv.com/index.html

If you can’t listen live, I’ll provide links where you’ll be able to download and listen later.

A HALLOWEEN TREAT ESPECIALLY FOR DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION FANS: “GRAVE ERROR,” A GHOST STORY SET IN THE ATTRACTION

30 Oct

The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World, September, 2005.

Way back in 2007, I wrote a ghost story set in Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction; it was originally intended to appear in Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, but was cut because, despite the fact that it was a ghost story, it was a different type of ghost story than was in the collection and it just didn’t seem to fit.

In addition, it was so attraction-detailed that I didn’t feel that anyone who hadn’t ridden theHauntedMansion inDisneyland or Walt Disney World would appreciate it.

So, HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all you die-hard fans of theHauntedMansionattraction: I give you the story “Grave Error” as a treat! This story won’t be published anywhere else—it’s exclusively for you; feel free to download it and share it or pass it on to friends who are also fans.

Grave Error-A Halloween Treat for Disney’s Haunted Mansion Fans

And if you missed my four-part series on some imagery in Disneyland’sHauntedMansionattraction and the ghost stories that may have inspired them, here are the links:

Part 1: The Cemetery’s Caretaker & Dog http://wp.me/pIXRs-Y1

Part 2: The Attic’s Portrait http://wp.me/pIXRs-Y7

Part 3: The Skeleton in the Coffin http://wp.me/pIXRs-Yd

Part 4: The Changing Portrait Hallway’s Ghost Ship http://wp.me/pIXRs-Yk

Enjoy, and Happy Haunting!

AN AUDIO TREAT FOR HALLOWEEN: I READ THE OUT-OF-PRINT “HOUSE SITTER” ON PARANORMAL, EH? RADIO!

29 Oct

Nathan’s apartment decked out for Halloween, 2005. Yes, he carved all those pumpkins. It’s one of his favorite activities.

Ghost stories have always been an oral tradition—shared around the Victorian hearth, intoned around the campfire, whispered while passing the haunted house.

For Halloween, Canada’s Paranormal Eh? honors that tradition with an audio treat—a reading of my out-of-print ghost story “House Sitter”…followed by the true story that inspired it.

Enjoy…and Happy Haunting! Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2011/10/25/kristi-petersen-schoonover

 

WHICH GHOST STORIES MAY HAVE INSPIRED SCENES IN DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION ATTRACTION? FIND OUT ON DAVE’S DISNEY VIEW!

28 Oct

Some of the tableaux in the Haunted Mansion may have been inspired by classic ghost stories. Find out which ones—well, some of which ones, anyway, we’ve barely scratched the surface—on Dave’s Disney View Podcast Episode 72. Dave and I had a great time talking all things spooky in the Haunted Mansion, just in time for Halloween!

 

If you’re a Disney Parks fan, then consider checking out his other episodes as well. Good stuff.

 

You can listen to the Haunted Mansion episode here:

 

http://disneyview.blogspot.com/2011/10/ddv-72-look-at-some-of-stories-of.html

 

WRITER STACEY LONGO JOINING ME AT THIS WEEKEND’S WHY GHOSTS LOVE ME EVENT TO BENEFIT MASONIC LODGE

4 Oct

Me and horror writer Stacey Longo at the recent Hebron Harvest Fair in Hebron, CT.

I’m thrilled to announce that fellow horror writer Stacey Longo will be joining me this weekend at the Why Ghosts Love Me Halloween event to benefit St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge in New Milford, CT. She will be there selling copies of the various anthologies that have included her hair-raising tales, and I, of course, will be there with Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World as well as a few other goodies.

Stacey’s work has been featured in several anthologies to include Dark Things IV, Malicious Deviance, Daily Bites of Flesh 2011, and Hell Hath No Fury, and several are forthcoming. You can read more about her at http://www.staceylongo.com/.

Don’t miss out! This is your chance to get some great spooky reading for a terrific cause. And now, some information on the event itself:

Join host Nathan Schoonover of A&E’s Extreme Paranormal, Travel Channel’s Paranormal Challenge and The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show for spooky stories and Halloween fun.

The presentation will include ghostly stories and paranormal evidence with guest speakers Nicole Hall and Angel Ortiz of Connecticut Soul Seekers, Terri J Garofalo of Entities-R-Us, Donna Parish-Bischoff of Indy Paranormal and Frank Todaro of The Invisible World Radio. Kristi will be there signing copies of her book, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, and selling some other goodies. Refreshments will also be available.

Proceeds from all sales and admission will go toward upkeep of the historical St. Peter’s Lodge inNew Milford,Connecticut.

The event takes place from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at St. Peter’s Lodge #21 at11 Aspetuck AvenueinNew Milford, CT. Tickets sold at the door. Last year’s event sold out, so get there early! Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, and Kids 10 and Under, $7.

 

CREEP SEA CREATURES, DISNEYLAND VS. WDW, PERSONAL GHOST STORIES AND MORE ON THE SHEENA METAL EXPERIENCE!

24 Jul

If you missed my interview on LA Talk Radio’s The Sheena Metal Experience July 11, the archives are up, and you can listen to it here:  http://www.latalkradio.com/archives/Sheena-071111.mp3

Sheena and I had a great time and two hours flew by like nothing while we covered some topics I don’t usually address in interviews.  We shared personal experiences (she grew up in a haunted house and those stories are CREEPY!), uncovered obsessions with tragic disasters and fires, compared the differences between Disneyland and WDW and reminisced about our extinct favorites, took a look at Disney character development and compared notes on our run-ins with dangerous sea creatures. Don’t miss it!

 

“DENIGRATING DAVID” NOW IN STATE OF IMAGINATION’S JULY ISSUE!

5 Jul

My short story “Denigrating David” is now in State of Imagination’s July issue!

I’ve been reading State of Imagination since its inception and I enjoy the fresh pieces they publish. Another interesting feature of State of Imagination? It asks each of its writers to provide a paragraph on the impetus for the piece and then publishes it alongside the piece, which is fascinating—especially for me, who keeps a log of all the ideas or inciting incidents that inspired each of my short stories.

I’m really proud that “David” is alongside some very unique pieces, among them Theresa Williams’ “Autopsy,” which is a serious and deeply disturbing piece that explores the effects of death on those that remain alive. Check out the full issue, here: http://stateofimagination.com/index-soi-3/

If you’d rather just go directly to my story, visit here: http://stateofimagination.com/denigrating-david-by-kristi-petersen-schoonover/

PROLOGUE FOR HAUNTED DISNEY BOOK II ANNOUNCED!

15 Jun

Me on my first ride on The Mad Tea Party. That's right. I didn't have the courage to ride it until I was 37!

 

Hairless Girl Does the Hula—Tales from Haunted Disney World is due out in late 2012, and just as Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole had a creepy little Prologue (“Monorail Clear”), so will Hairless.

Right now, the Prologue for Hairless Girl Does the Hula is called “What the Dormouse Knows (or, An Average Afternoon at The Mad Tea Party),” and it’s in three parts. As a treat, I’m going to post each here over the coming weeks: Part 1 on June 24, Part II on July 1, and Part III on July 8.

Enjoy and Happy Reading!

PLUGGIN’ THE PARANORMAL: NEW RADIO PROMOS

24 May

I was recently asked by Paranormal Eh? and The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show (no surprise on that last one, really) to record promo spots! You can listen to them below. Enjoy!

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