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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SCARY TALES AND TWILIGHT TOUR: NO TRICKS - EVENT TO BENEFIT HISTORIC MANSION

Scary Tales & Twilight Tour
@ the Overholser Mansion!!! Thursday, October 24th & Friday, October 25th, 2013.
Two sessions each night:  7:00pm and 8:30 p.m.

In the old Edwardian house in Heritage Hills (Oklahoma City) known as the Overholser Mansion, tales of spirits, shadows and things that go bump in the night will be shared.  The Overholser’s were known to host many evenings of games, the arts and delightful conversations, over the years many ghostly events have been reported and so it is appropriate the mansion celebrates this fall season with the art of storytelling.

The tales, collected and recounted by local storyteller and author Marilyn A. Hudson will be about the house, the city and all the delightful things that bring shivers.

The Ghost Teller, aka storyteller Marilyn A. Hudson, will return to tell tales of shivery fun on two nights this October. Two sessins will be held on Thursday evening, Oct. 24 and Friday evening, Oct. 25.

Scary Tales & Twilight Tour
@ the Overholser Mansion!!! Thursday, October 24th & Friday, October 25th, 2013. Two sessions each night:  7:00pm and 8:30 p.m.


This event is by RSVP only, which will begin October 2nd.

Admission: $10.00 - adults, $5.00 - children under 12 years.

Event may not be suitable for younger children.

Call  405/ 525-5325 to make your reservation.  Space is limited.

What some listeners have said...

"You tell amazing stories unlike anyone I have ever heard. Every time I hear you tell a story I get goosebumps." 

"You might think her writing can't be beat -- until you hear her talk!"-- Jim Marion Etter, Oklahoma author

"Marilyn a. Hudson is an amazing storyteller for audiences of all ages.  Her animated, sparkling personality lends itself toward spellbinding her listeners.  Her non-verbal communication skills seem to lift the listeners above the mundane ...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Offers a Little History of Oklahoma Halloweens

Halloween: Oklahoma Treats-n-Tricks, 1900-1980

A short and fun memory filled journey through some of the Halloweens of Oklahoma... Author Marilyn A. Hudson explores the historical transformation of Halloween from its origins in pagan harvest festivals through years of controversy to the popular status it enjoys today. 

Citing intriguing first-hand accounts and obscure news reports, Hudson illustrates the erratic yet enduring allure of this complicated holiday. Also, explore an urban legend of the Cry Baby Bridge and learn who some of the figures who are keeping the "spirit" of Halloween alive and well. 

Hudson holds degrees in history and Information that serve her well in plumbing the deep forgotten recesses of the past to craft tales rich with detail. She is the author of When Death Rode the Rails, Tales of Hell's Half Acre, The Bones of Summer and co-author of the novel, The Mound. She also writes a blog combining mystery and history, "Mystorical".

Available on Amazon and in Kindle format.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jim Anthony: the Super Detective - Returns in Volume Four



THE ACTION CONTINUES WITH THE SUPER-DETECTIVE


He’s half Comanche, half Irish and ALL AMERICAN!! The fourth volume of Jim Anthony: the Super Detective returns in brand new adventures from Airship 27 Productions.


Managing Editor Ron Fortier expressed his enthusiasm for this latest release. “Bringing back old classic pulp heroes is the reason we created Airship 27 Productions in the first place,” he reiterated. “Thanks to our efforts, new readers are discovering the real fun of such characters as we purposely bring them to the forefront and put the spotlight on them. At Airship 27 Productions they become 'A' list heroes.”

Traveling the globe, Anthony battles all manner of twisted villainy in four new tales and his challenges are herculean. Writers Erwin K. Roberts, Joel Jenkins, Frank Byrns and Mark Justice have whipped up a quartet of high adventure stories that are the hallmark of the Super Detective. From Mexico, where he encounters a Nazi spy ring to the streets of Manhattan where he hunts down a brutal serial killer, Jim Anthony proves once again why he is one of the most exciting and original heroes ever created in the golden age of American pulps.

“Aside from the western pulps,” Fortier points out, “Jim Anthony was the only modern pulp adventurer with a Native American heritage; something several of our writers enjoyed exploring in their stories.”


This volume, the fourth in an on-going series, features interior illustrations by Michael Neno and a dazzling cover by Eric Meador, with book designs by Rob Davis. Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to continue the exploits of the one and only, Jim Anthony – Super Detective.


AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulps For a New Generation!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Today's Werewolf Has No Bite

Curling up to watch some seasonal mayhem, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, played out in the darkened room.  Curious as to how other had viewed this particular film I learned it was generally seen as a poorly directed, acted and plotted tale of the werewolf legend.  Not enough onscreen wolfy-ness apparently.

There are many excellent novel interpretations of the legend and even a few good movies. That got me to thinking why are there are so few stellar were movies?

The werewolf (or even were animal legend) can be communicated, in my opinion so far,  in one of two ways:


  1. The unknown outsider whose motives, abilities, and hungers we cannot begin to fathom. A threat that is mindless, soul-less and such an 'other' we feel superior because we know we are not such animals. We are civilized victims of the terrible monster  bloody of tooth and claw who acts by ancient instincts we have long ago outgrown. As such, we are in danger each time we exit a building to enter their domain. The conflict comes from this encounter.
  2. The other is the creature who seems an extension or reflection of our own deeply hidden selves.  We understand this creature a little too well because he/she/it is able to act on the hungers and desires we keep hidden deep within. This creature fulfills those secret thoughts and acts on those forbidden fantasies. This is the source of the tension and suspense, this realization that  maybe there is less difference and distance between the beast and the man in the mirror.
The problem with a movie such as Howling IV was not its lack of werewolves but of the fear and tension generated as a result of whichever interpretation was being used.

At its essence the classic werewolf legend is the story of the outsider who follows his own code and satisfies his own hungers and needs without regard for his victim. I use male pronouns here because I believe the imagery of the werewolf was saying something about their societies. These 'werewolf'  actions reflected all the actions seen in war and  struggles for domination.  The 'werewolf' was metaphor and symbol of the worst beast of all released without ties, without community, without restraints, and without conscience.

The worst beast was the human...a werewolf story that does not show that tension, that fear, that hunger and that disdain of being in conflict with the hidden, secret self will be believable or suspenseful.

Friday, October 4, 2013

New 'Zine Features Article about 'The Mound'

Authors Cullan Hudson and Marilyn A. Hudson are excited to note the inclusion of a piece about their paranormal suspense thriller, The Mound. " The inaugural issue of Dark Recesses E-Zine is a one-page
write up (a bit of self promotion, really) about The Mound and a hint at where we pick up the story next. www.darkrecessesezine.com"