And The Winners of The St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop Contests Are……..

Thank you for your patience! I touched base with Paul and Maedhbh of The Irish Ghost Hunters, and we have our winners! These folks have already been contacted, and their prizes will be winging their way (um… does mail “wing?”) as soon as they can get off the island! The winners of the scariest and funniest ghost story win a Raven’s Brew Deadman’s Reach hoodie, and the winner whose comment was chosen at random (thanks to wins a Raven’s Brew Deadman’s Reach Ball Cap.

The WINNER of the SCARIEST Ghost Story is ….. Maria Pronounced Mariah !! She submitted this story in the comments:


Not sure how scary it is but it is true. It was scary when i was a 6 year old little girl!

I lived in a 120 year old refurbished school house with my parents and 8 year old brother. My mother always said that she thought the was a ghost in the house…well one night when my brother and I were sleeping in our rooms that were upstairs our furniture was rearranged. I’m talking I ended up in his room and him in mine with us still in our beds. My dad was not home that night and my mom woke up to scraping noises on the floor. She is very small and has always had back problems so there is no way she could move beds and dressers.

We used to find other things moved around and lights turned on but the night above is the most drastic ever.


The WINNER of the FUNNIEST Ghost Story is ….. Savannah! She left this story in the comments:

Okay I don’t know if this counts but its funny well at least to me.
When me and my hubby first started dating I told him I can’t watch scary movies and go to bed…… he didn’t believe me so that night he rented the grudge and we watched it and went to bed, in the middle of the night I got up to use the bathroom and when I came back a ghost was sitting in my bed……… I screamed and ran forward, knocked the ghost over and tried sitting on it, I was scared in my mind at that moment attacking the ghost made sense. Needless to say after a second or two I was over my panic attack and realized I just attacked my boyfriend, who was being sweet and sat up in bed to make sure I wasn’t scared when I got done in the bathroom. I still lived with my parents so my little sister came running to my room to make sure I was okay my dad came over in his boxers  🙁 which was mortifying. My boyfriend who is now my hubby laughed at me and to this day still makes jokes about the grudge ghost coming to get me, on the plus side he now believes me about not being able to watch a scary movie before I go to sleep 🙂

(I love that…)

AND, the WINNER whose comment was drawn at random for the Deadman’s Reach Ballcap is ……Pamela Jo!

THANK YOUS go out to Paul Moynihan and Maedhbh Larkin (Maedhbh, I love typing your name!) of The Irish Ghost Hunters and to Raven’s Brew Coffee (Deadman’s Reach: Brewed In Bed, Raises The Dead), to Carrie Ann Ryan, whose amazing cat-herding skills led to the creation of a fantastic blog hop, and to EVERYONE who stopped by and left a comment and read the interview with our fantastic guests!


Coming Soon …..

I’m losing my mind and taking up the challenge set by a fellow writer. In between posts about writing and character development and process, I’m going to write a novel LIVE–as in no editing, just OUT HERE, posted as I go (yes, I’m terrified, why do you ask?). The inspiration came from the closing words of an email from IGH Paul Moynihan. I’d seen them all my life, but they didn’t hit my like this. Hope you stop back by and read along (the fun … um … terror..?) starts tomorrow. Trust me, it’s not what you think…. and it’s gonna be great!