Spooky Series

Spooky Colorado

Spooky ColoradoTales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore
Retold by S. E. Schlosser

      It was getting real dark in the mountain shadow.  It would be night soon.  I wanted out of Dead Man's Canyon before night.  I urged my horse back into our working jog.  Suddenly, he tossed up his head and froze in place.   The wind whipped down off the ridge, biting cold as it howled down from the snowline.  My teeth began to chatter, but I kept my gun hand still, finger on the trigger.   And then the phantom came for me...

A cowboy encounters a murdered ghost outside of Colorado Springs; a frontier woman is harrassed by a singing ghost in the privy; a native woman faces down a giant snake totem to save the life of her village; and a lady in Durango encounters La Llorona on the banks of the Animas in this collection of 25 Spooky stories from Colorado.  All this and much more!


Part One:  Ghost Stories

1.      The Whitewashed Privy - Central City
2.      A Friendly Game of Cards - Julesburg
3.      Dunraven - Estes Park
4.      Spirit Guide - Manitou Springs
5.      Dead Man's Canyon - Colorado Springs
6.      Rented Rooms - Denver
7.      Empty Bucket - Leadville
8.       The Piper - Telluride
9.        Man in the Derby Hat - Golden
10.    The White Lady - Grand Junction
11.    Maggie - Cripple Creek
12.   Vindicator - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Part Two:  Powers of Darkness and Light

The Telegram - Palmer Lake
14.  Unexpected Witness - Eureka
15.  Haunted Spring - Breckenridge
16.  La Muneca - the Spanish Peaks
17.  Roller Skating - Denver
18.    Tom Barren's Cache - Guston
19.    The Wraith - Rico
20.    The Weeper - Durango
21.    Hell Tree - Fort Collins
22.    Doc - Glenwood Springs
23.    Graven Image - Silverton
24.    Snake Totem - Gunnison County
25.  Desperado - South Park

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Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

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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