Spooky Series

Spooky Virginia

Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore

retold by S.E. Schlosser

As if he sensed my thoughts, Goggle-Eyed Jim turned his face toward the window.  His eyes, behind the goggles, seemed to glow with a greenish-blue light.  His face was so gray and withered, he seemed like a corpse...

Meet Google-Eyed Jim, the bane of every Virginia sheriff since this notorious horse thief is really a ghost!  Jim is just one of many spooky characters who roam the pages of Spooky Virginia.  You will also meet Rupp, a vampire stalking the miners around Big Stone Gap; a preacher who takes on the Jack Ma Lantern singlehanded - and loses; an Honest Wine Merchant who finds something unpleasant in his burgundy; and many others.  Great for reading around the campire, for Halloween, or anytime!

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Part 1: Ghost Stories

1 Goggle-Eyed Jim: Great Dismal Swamp

2 The Convert: Coeburn

3 The Finger Bone: Lee County 

4 Shep: Shenandoah Valley 

5 Old House Woods: Mathews County

6 A love Betrayed: Williamsburg

7 Elbow Road: Virginia Beach

8 Shower of Stones: Newport 

9 Angel: Fredericksburg

10 The Horseman: Bowling Green 

11 Phantasie: Jamestown 

12 Old 97: Danville


Part 2: Powers of Darkness and Light

14 The Witch's Shoulder: Big Laurel

15 The Fiddler and the Wolves: Grayson County 

16 The White Dove: Danville

17 The Black Dog: Bedford County 

18 Jack Ma Lantern: Front Royal 

19 Kitty: Smyth County

20 Fire!: Richmond

21 Foul Smell: Alexandria

22 Trail of Blood: Gloucester

23 Rupp: Big Stone Gap

24 Devil in the Flour Barrel: Amherst County

25 Consecration: Mount Vernon

26 The Honest Wine Merchant: Richmond


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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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