October 27th at the Grand Midway, Part 2

If you haven’t seen an image from last weekend’s guided tours, here is the unholy “Brother James” (me) holding forth beside a photo of the Midway’s most famous ghost, Dear Tragic Martha…   A chess match between costumed ghouls rages, as a tarot card reading takes place and the night’s 3rd movie is the (intensely) […]

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October 27 at the Grand Midway, Part 1

The Shangri-La Coffee Lounge at Windber’s (haunted) Grand Mdiway Hotel opened as usual at 5 PM. Blair rearranged things slightly in the aftermath of the highly successful guided tours over the weekend (the coffee, tea, cocoa station is now just inside the main entrance with the wide screen moved to the side. And tonight’s first […]

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Deep Space Horror Coming!

This is the cover for the soon-to-be-released ebook that includes first-anywhere publication of my story “What Can’t Be Salvaged, Yet Must Be.” Like all nine of the stories in this special themed entry in the ongoing series of horror ebooks from Bride of Chaos, Inc., it blends science fiction set in outer space with shudder-producing […]

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Drinking Gourd by Barbara Hambly (Historical Mystery Novel, 2016). Until picking this up, I only knew Barbara Hambly for her series of vampire novels, but the above turns out to be the sixth of her historical mystery series headlined by Benjamin January–a free black man in New Orleans long before the Civil War (this particular book […]

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Horror Story Published

Today–just in time for Halloween–the ebook horror anthology 9 Tales Told In The Dark #18 has been released. My historical horror story “Holding Action” (set in the war-torn nightmare that was Paraguay in 1870) is among the stories included in this latest volume from Bride of Chaos, Inc. The book is available exclusively from Amazon and in […]

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20 October at the Grand Midway, Part 2

My battery was exhausted last night, so didn’t get to post it till now. The night’s 3rd dvd movie–Underworld: Rise of the Lycans! Vampires vs Werewolves! As the battle rages, a few people headed home (some cause they had to work tomorrow morning, others to rest up for the weekend’s activities), others stepped outside for […]

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October 20th at the Grand Midway

The Shangri-La Coffee Lounge at Windber’s Grand Midway Hotel opened its usual Thursday night session at 5:00 PM. The opening DVD: Stephen King’s ROSE RED. A train rumbled past as Blair outlined my role in the upcoming guided tours of the building (this Friday and Saturday nights). Tonight is the usual $3/person, while the tours are […]

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