In the summer of 2011, I needed an escape. I ended up going to see my sister, who lived in Austin, in my first-ever trip to the state of Texas.
Long story short? I fell in love with Texas. In an absolute, complete, I-see-no-wrong kind of love. The smell of burnt asphalt and cactus blossom laced with a kiss of mesquite. In Hill Country, woods and mountains not much different from Connecticut, but with the occasional surprise of a cactus thrusting from a blanket of past autumn leaves. The joy of watching over a half a million bats emerge from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. The 108 degree heat, hot glazed pecans at the HEB, and people who will absolutely talk to a total stranger without looking at him like he has five heads.
But during that brief visit, there was something much darker happening: Read the rest of this entry
In 2012 I wrote a short story, “The Thing Inside,” for an anthology called Unnnatural Tales of the Jackalope, edited by John Palisano.
Aside from the fact that I’ve always been fascinated with Jackalopes (if you don’t know what that is, click here), “The Thing Inside” remains one of my favorite pieces—it was heavily influenced by my first-ever visit to Austin in the summer of 2011.
I’ve been back to Ausin a few times since then (my sister lives there), and since this trip was long (two weeks), we had plenty of time to do some things we haven’t before. One of them was Read the rest of this entry
Every year, the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network hosts its Zombie Beaver Awards, which recognize listener-chosen favorite shows, hosts, episodes, and other topics for the year. Listeners selected Scary Scribes’ Episode 7: Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope as their favorite guest/episode for 2012 (yes, even if the year’s not over yet—the “year” is usually considered October to October; any not considered this year will be considered for 2013).
You can read all about episode 7 here: http://kristipetersenschoonover.com/2012/07/29/the-jackalope-arrives-on-scary-scribes/
, hear the original episode here: http://scaryscribes.com/past-episodes/scary-scribes-ep-7-unnatural-tales-of-the-jackalope-07-29-2012/
, or watch a special illustrated version here: http://blip.tv/fawn/scary-scribes-with-host-kristi-peterson-schoonover-interviews-4-book-authors-jeff-strand-sephera-geron-fawn-dt-griffith-from-the-anthology-unnatural-tales-of-the-jackalope-6333740
To hear Paranormal Eh?’s Zombie Beaver Award 2012 Show, listen here:
Here was this year’s ballot:
Best Show on PEH
Paranormal Eh? Radio
Reviews from the Shadows
Our Haunted Lives
Hells Bells Radio
Headlocks and Hair Pulls PWTR
Best Show Not On PEH
Straight Jacket Society
The invisible World
Best Host / Team PEH
Terry Konig & Stephen Lancaster
Terry Konig & Chris Edge
Terry Konig & Frank Todaro
Darren & Brittney
Best Non-PEH Host/Team
Edge and Lancaster
Favorite Guest, Our Haunted Lives
Favorite Guest, Paranormal Eh? Radio
Favorite Guest, Hells Bells
Favorite Guest, Scary Scribes
Favorite Episode, Reviews from the Shadows
Favorite Episode, Headlocks & Hair LHP
Favorite Episode, Spectral Retrospective
Best Internet TV Show
Our Haunted Lives
Best Hall of Fame
The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show
Favorite Topic Show Paranormal Eh? Radio
Black Eyed Kids
Black Eyed Kids and Ties to Vampires
Nazis and the Occult
The Evil of Hitler
Listeners made a selection or wrote in their favorite episodes.
The almost-final covers for the upcoming Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope anthology have been posted to Western Legends Publishing’s Facebook page (at http://www.facebook.com/WesternLegendsPublishing). It’s my understanding this is pretty close to what they will look like; they only, apparently, need a couple of margin adjustments and the ISBN (and clearly, there’s only part of the back cover shown in the photo). Take a look right here!
I’m really excited and honored to have been included in such a unique project! The book is due out June 30, so stay tuned!