Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Posted by Dawn Dalton on 9:33 AM

Me and my husband have been doing a little bit (okay, maybe a lot) of research on haunted houses, since we'll be creating one in the community hall for the local trick-or-treaters this year. I can hardly wait to set up the animated skeletons, crank up the fog machine, and step into costume.

I love haunted houses.

Over on the Most-Wanted Monsters blog, we're celebrating all things ghostly in honor of the soon-to-be-released SPIRITED anthology. (If you're not tracking the clues for a chance to win a copy of this hauntingly good book, then...well, then you're not much of a Ghosthunter are you? Check it out here.)

This week, the Most-Wanted Monsters blog features the House of Seven Gables, which may be one of the most haunted houses in the U.S. It's right up there with Cleveland, Ohio's Franklin Castle, which is the setting for my SPIRITED short story contribution, THREAD OF THE PAST.

"For years, this gothic mansion has been dubbed the most haunted house in Ohio. During its long and strange history, ghost stories have become an integral part of the lore. For years, tales have been told of doors that explode off their hinges, lights that spin on their own, electric circuits that behave erratically, the inexplicable sounds of a baby crying, and even a woman in black who has been seen staring forlornly from a tiny window in the front tower room."

Too juicy to pass up, right?

So how did I integrate some of the paranormal lore into my fictional story? Ha! You didn't actually think I'd tell you, right? You'll have to read it to find out. 

20 more sleeps until Halloween...

- Dawn


I would give my left arm to go to this house! One of my faves for stories of ghost encounters!! Nice Choice!!!

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