Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World has been acquired for Endicott College’s Diane M. Halle Library in Beverly, Massachusetts.
To see Skeletons listed as part of the library’s most recent additions, visit here (I don’t know how often they change their information, so just be aware of that, but as of today, October 28, 2011, it’s near the top): http://www.endicott.edu/Academics/AcadResources/Library-AcadResources/LibResRecentTitles.aspx
To see the actual library record, visit here: http://innopac.noblenet.org/record=b3136494~S38
A HALLOWEEN TREAT ESPECIALLY FOR DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION FANS: “GRAVE ERROR,” A GHOST STORY SET IN THE ATTRACTION
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.
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!
Just in time for autumn in New England, Skeletons in the Swmmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World is now available for Kindle here: http://amzn.com/B0052N333Q.
BoneWorld Publishing’s John Berbrich, editor of Barbaric Yawp, has heralded Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole in the literary magazine’s most recent issue, noting the writing “is clear as a moonlight on a cloudless night, the description as sharp as vampire teeth.”
“This present book deals quite effectively with ghosts and various spooks, some of which are located in the human mind…Kristi knows how to ratchet up the tension,” he writes.
The review is in Vol. 15, Number 1 Barbaric Yawp’s Bookbeat column.
Barbaric Yawp first published my short story “Ghost Light” several years ago and is published quarterly. It features fiction, poetry, book reviews, and more—don’t miss out. A yearly subscription is $15.00 and it’s well worth it.
You can check out Barbaric Yawp and BoneWorld Publishing’s MuscleHead Chapbook series by visiting here: http://www.boneworldpublishing.com/
Apex Reviews posted its interview with me as its April 11 edition of Above the Fold.
You can read the full interview—and watch Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole’s book trailer if you haven’t seen it already—by visiting here: http://www.apexreviews.net/Above_The_Fold_-_4_11_11.html
So what did I do on Cinco de Mayo? I had a great time talking everything from ghosts and Disney Parks to the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and the real reasons behind being a writer with Dawn Short on Uber Radio Network’s P.M. Lites.
The show not only covers the paranormal, but a wide range of other topics. No matter what Dawn’s talking about, P.M. Lites is pure magic! It airs every Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m., and I encourage every listener with eclectic tastes to check it out. For information on the show, click here: http://www.uberradionetwork.com/shows/pmLites.html To listen live, visit http://www.uberradionetwork.com.
The program aired live and Nathan was nice enough to record it, so you can listen right from this blog by clicking the link below:
In October, I was featured on Frank Todaro’s Paranormal Internet Radio Show The Invisible World.
Recently, people have been dropping me e-mails asking me where they can find it. I looked back through my posts and realized I’d never posted the re-play, so here it is!
The Invisible World explores paranormal news and features guests discussing all that’s happening in the paranormal—be it UFO sightings, cryptids, ghosts and hauntings, conspiracies, and much more. Frank features guests from all walks: writers, investigators, psychics, and paranormal celebrities. The hour-long show is always entertaining and features psychic Lady Fontaine as well.
Support Frank and head on over to The Invisible World at www.blogtalkradio.com/theinvisibleworld and check out Episode 33—you can play it right from his page. Extra bonus? Nathan is featured on Episode 31. Or…you can just click & listen below!
Recently I had the pleasure of discussing Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Disney ghosts and legends, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole and more on The Darkness on the Edge of Town paranormal radio show! The episode’s hosts were Tim Dennis and Mallie Fox. I had a really great time, and their questions were nothing like I expected. It was fun!
If you’d like to give a listen, you can do it two ways. If you’d like to check it out and, in addition, have access to their pretty awesome past episodes that feature every paranormal topic you can imagine and more, visit the Darkness Radio archives on KTLK radio and scroll down to the 12/16 Haunted Disneyland show; you can click on ‘listen’ or download the MP3:
If you just want to hear the show that I was on, you can listen right from this post by clicking here:
Sandie Lee, of the Imagination-Café Blog out of Canada, has heralded Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World as “cleverly written and adds just enough creep factor to keep you flipping the pages.” Check out her full review at: