Hunting for Ghosts: Real or Otherwise Pix!
Nathan and I spent our Saturday at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA, giving presentations as part of their Hunting for Ghosts: Real or Otherwise event. I talked about the nature of the ghost story (and how to go about writing one) and Nathan discussed paranormal investigation and the occult. We had a nice turnout and met some interesting people…and it was fun to present at the same event together, because that rarely happens. Here are a few photos.
Sometimes these events are more about fun than they are about the event itself…
DARK DISCUSSIONS on THE CONJURING 2; resources for exploring the story behind the film
Nathan Schoonover (occult specialist, paranormal investigator, co-host of The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show and my husband) joined us on Dark Discussions for an in-depth look at The Conjuring 2. We had a total blast! We discuss Amityville, Ouija boards, the real Enfield Poltergeist, DBox (and if you don’t know what that is you’ll just have to check it out) and more!
You can listen through I-Tunes and Stitcher or you can simply download it right from the Dark Discussions website here: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_238.html
Below, a very basic (I do mean VERY basic) list of resources in case you’re interested in exploring the real stories behind the film. This has already Read the rest of this entry
Surprising thoughts on ANNABELLE: DARK DISCUSSIONS Episode 157
Whether or not you thought Annabelle was crystal or crap (or you’re on the fence about going to see it), this prequel to The Conjuring has been much anticipated and much talked about. But just like anything, there’s more to the story.
Nathan (occult specialist and also my husband) and I join Philip, Eric, Mike, and Abe on Dark Discussions to explore the truth behind the real case and the film’s dogma–and share a few spooky tales of our own (two words: chicken feet!). You can listen on ITunes and Stitcher, or here at the Dark Discussions website, or click here to play it directly:
“Conjuring” Insight on DDP, G&D and Special Features
First off, this summer’s surprise hit The Conjuring was released on DVD/Blu-Ray four days ago. If you haven’t seen it yet, now’s your chance…and if you have or you’re not planning to, here are some interviews Nathan and I did that are worth checking out:
Dark Discussions: Ep. 108, The Conjuring, with Kristi Petersen Schoonover and Nathan Schoonover
On Paranuptials: Demon Birds and Haunted Dolls…
Nathan and I shared secrets and more than just a couple of ghost stories last week on The Invisible World’s Ep. 116: The Paranuptials Special. If you missed it, fear not…you can listen to the show here:
The Invisible World Paranuptuals Special 10/03/2012
Oh, and if, after the episode, you want to know more about the demon bird and see a pic of Joselyn the haunted doll? Check it out below:
The Demon Bird
Tonight: Nathan & I dish on how the paranormal affects marriage on The Invisible World’s PARANUPTIALS special!
If there’s one question I get asked frequently about my relationship with Nathan and the paranormal, it’s “so, what’s it like to live with each other?” Well, we’ll tell all tonight on The Invisible World’s Paranuptials Special!
“Tonight on Episode 116: It’s the PARANUPTIALS SPECIAL! Recently married Nathan Drake Schoonover and Kristi Petersen Schoonover are both personalities in the paranormal world with work in television, radio and writing between them. Tonight we explore just how their relationship has been affected by both be business of paranormal and by the phenomena themselves! All this plus Paranormal News, a campfire story and more! It’s going to be a great one!”
You can tune in at 11 p.m. EST tonight and listen live here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theinvisibleworld/2012/10/04/the-invisible-world-ep-116
Past your bedtime? Don’t worry, I’ll be posting the archived episode as soon as it’s available!
Get horrified, play old Atari at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Video Game Convention this weekend!
Nathan and I will be at the New England Horror Writers table at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Gaming Convention this Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.
There are lots of interesting activities slated throughout the day; according to an interview with the presenters I heard recently on the Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast, there will be television screens playing movies (rumor is the NEHW table will have horror movies running all day nearby), gaming consoles available for play (there’s going to be an attempt at beating Jimmy Fallon’s 9 consoles in under a minute record–although someone named Ryan Sullivan logged in at 13: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399510,00.asp), music, and other interactive areas.
New England Horror Writers will also be presenting two panels: “Women in Horror,” which will start at 4 p.m. and be moderated by writer Stacey Longo. Panelists will be me and writers Tracy Carbone and Alyn Day. At 4:50 p.m., Jason Harris will moderate “From the Apocalypse to Zombies: Where’s Horror Heading?” Panelists will be writers K. Allen Wood, Rob Watts, Stacey Longo, and occult specialist Nathan Schoonover.
I’m looking forward to seeing some of my NEHW peeps again—there’s always a bit of a break once Anthocon, in November, ends, usually until late winter or early spring. This is going to be a great weekend, so please join us!
For everything you need to know about Kamikaze Con, visit here: http://queencitykamikaze.com/
As a bonus, Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast talks with the convention’s organizers on TalkCast 120. Give it a listen by clicking the link here: http://www.scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=5534
DID YOU MISS PARANORMAL EH?’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW? GRAB A BEER AND LISTEN HERE!
It’s hard to believe a whole year has passed since Paranormal, Eh? made its debut. What’s really odd is I remember the debut episode—I listened to Episodes 1 and 2, in fact, from my apartment inProvincetownat the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, and I’m honored Terry asked me to be on the show with the gang from Our Haunted Lives and some special guests like Occult Specialist Nathan Schoonover, and we talk about the Amityville Horror, hauntings, and more! Plus, hear what’s been up on clips from his best shows and what’s coming up for 2012 on this special show!
You can listen to the anniversary show right on Paranormal, Eh? Radio here:
Or, just click below and listen right from this page:
Will you see something before they do? Hear it when they don’t? Find out! LIVE Ghost Hunt on Paranormal Valley with Nathan Schoonover TONIGHT, Jan. 17!
Want to hunt ghosts in your own living room? Join Nathan Schoonover and the IndyPara and Poughkeepsie Paranormal Investigators on Paranormal Valley for a LIVE ghost hunt at the historic Blue Store Restaurant in Livingston tonight from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET on http://www.yourbgm.tv!
Nathan explains it all in the video below.
You’ll be able to interact with the team through the chatroom—to ask questions or to report something you’ve seen. Don’t miss it! For even more info, visit here: http://www.yourbgm.tv/pv-live
STUFF A SCARE IN YOUR STOCKING!
Canada’s Paranormal Eh? radio’s gifts to fans: a reading of my brand-new as-yet unreleased apocalyptic horror story—perfect for heading into 2012; Nathan talked about the Krampus, and Nicole and Angel of CT Soul Seekers shared some holiday humor. Want these treats stuffing your stocking? You can listen for free here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2011/12/12/a-very-paranormal-eh-christmas OR click to listen right from this post: AVeryParanormalEhXmas2011