Spooky Southwest

Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

Book Description

Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened--and still do happen--in the collective back yard of the Southwestern states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of 30 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from cattle rustlers to runaway trains.

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 30 creepy tails of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, and Texas. Set in the American Southwest's historic towns and sparsely populated expanses, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.


About Schlosser, S. E.

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.