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Book Review, When the Moon is Full

When the Moon is Full; Supernatural Stories from the Pennsylvania Mountains

                                                                                                            By Robin Moore

 

I just finished reading this book When the Moon is Full, Supernatural Stories from the Pennsylvania Mountains. I loved this collection of stories. A couple followed very traditional themes for the spooky or supernatural genre. Hairy Woman is one that although I had never heard this version struck a chord that somewhere in my storyteller’s journey I had come across one similar. These are the kinds of stories that performing storytellers bring to campfires. Of course, the spooky tales are best told in the dim light, the dark forest, the kid’s camp, or by a friend’s bonfire. When the light is dim and flickering the imagination goes places we don’t allow in the brightness of the light.

I am currently working on a collection of Thirteen Spooky Stories. I like to do some companion reading to see if I am hitting the mark with a similar text to my writing. My collection is in pre-publishing edits and I feel it too reflects the storyteller’s craft. Robin Moore published this collection in 1994. I am imagining all the listeners who have heard or read these tales. I highly recommend you prep for October with a good read of this collection and be ready for your next campfire!

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are you afraid to walk in the dark, dark.   When something goes bump in the night do you shiver?   Does a wolf howl raise your heart rate?     Do you love a campfire and story?                                                  I’ve got a story for you!   In fact, I have Thirteen Spooky Stories      … Continue Reading

Review The Great Red Horse Trilogy by Helen Scanlon

Now and then a great horse comes along and is remembered and celebrated for who he was to a breed or sport and its people. UC Ringmaster was just such a horse. The UC is for the University of Connecticut where he was born. I just had the pleasure of recalling those days as I… Continue Reading

Writer’s Journey

I’m on a writer’s journey and the view is fine! I walked a road with little to no recognition of the writer’s landscape. Finally, I am cresting the first hill. I have published my first book! That book was written part by hand in a notebook and finished on a laptop after I typed in… Continue Reading

Review The Broken Violin By M.B. Tosi

Review The Broken Violin – Book One The Early Path Series The Revolutionary War  by M.B. Tosi Westbow Press 2017   My sleep was invaded, peace gone. I wrestled with the blankets and couldn’t find comfort. I rose to a state of semi-consciousness in a tangle of blankets. A hint of the scent of straw… Continue Reading

Review of Pirates; The Pursuit and Captivity of Captain Jack Scarfield

It has been a long time since I read this kind of story, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surprised at the outcome and stayed up late reading to see the characters through their battles. There was no attempt to hide the gruesome nature of the time in history when pirates were the scourge of… Continue Reading

Estate Sale Glimpse to the Past

Estate Sale Glimpse to the Past Saturday morning errands included getting gas. As I left the station there was a homemade sign for an estate sale in nearby Hampton CT. Why not go for a ride. I love the village of Hampton Connecticut. Parts of this town seem untouched by time. The Main street is… Continue Reading