Spooky Southwest: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

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Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past. Set in remote cattle ranches and abandoned mining camps, on windswept mesas and dry desert seas, in small towns and native settlements, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.
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Overview


Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past. Set in remote cattle ranches and abandoned mining camps, on windswept mesas and dry desert seas, in small towns and native settlements, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.
Southwestern folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. You’ll meet ghosts and witches, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.
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Editorial Reviews

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In America's Great Southwest, ghost stories are as common as campfires. Spooky Southwest collects the region's most spine-chilling tales, skillfully retold by S. E. Schlosser.
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Amazon review of Spooky New England:

***** A great read!, September 23, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from Chicago, IL
The ghost stories in this collection are spooky indeed! This book is a fast read, with great illustrations and stories that will keep you coming back again and again. My favorite stories are The Telltale Seaweed from Cape Cod, The Loup Garou from Rhode Island and At the Sign of the Sir Charles which has a trick ending!

Some of the stories are scary, some eerie, and some of them made me laugh. This book would be great to take camping -- the stories are perfect for reading around a campfire.

Hope we see more from this author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762734252
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Spooky
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 780,031
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Author S.E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the website AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 states, some dating back to the origins of America.

Artist Paul Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres - children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For Spooky Southwest, he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

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Stampede Mesa
Crosby County, Texas

I told Billy it was a bad idea, letting the herd overnight on Stampede Mesa. Oh I grant you that the grazing atop the 200 acres mesa is nearly always choice. But the history of the place! Well, none of the other cowboys would go near the mesa, especially at night. And no one in his right mind would take a herd there. They'd heard the same stories I had.
One cowpoke I know, a real shy fellow name of Ted, once told me in confidence that one stormy evening, while he was riding past the mesa, he had seen a herd of cattle stampeding through the clouds, driven by a terrible ghost on a blindfolded horse. The herd and its guards had fallen down a cloudy canyon and disappeared before Ted's eyes.
Now Ted is such a truthful fellow that the other cowpokes call him preacher. I believed his story, and was real angry when Billy insisted we overnight the herd there. But I was outvoted. None of the other cowboys would admit to believing in ghosts, and I was laughed to scorn when I voted we try another place for the night. So I rode a little away from the others, watching my section of cattle and remembering the story of Stampede Mesa and how it came to be haunted.

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