Freaky Friday…in which our Mitzi sees a ghost…maybe

The Boyd Theater is an old cinema in downtown Bethlehem, PA. Image: http://www.bethlehemarehomes.com There are local stories about the Boyd being haunted by a “lady in white.” A few years ago I was meeting friends for a movie at the Boyd. One of the friends was Katherine Ramsland, a professor at DeSales University and a very prolific … More Freaky Friday…in which our Mitzi sees a ghost…maybe

Freaky Friday (with a bit of writing) – Putting a Real Person in My Story

For Freaky Friday I wanted to write about ghosts….or a ghost hunter. It just turns out that he’s also an author and historian. Mark Nesbitt owns Ghosts of Gettysburg on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg. As a park ranger, Mark heard a lot of stories about happenings on the Battlefield and in the town that couldn’t … More Freaky Friday (with a bit of writing) – Putting a Real Person in My Story

Does art influence reality? I was thinking about that this summer, especially after the Aurora Cinema shooting during a Batman movie. I’d had a germ of a story partially written and decided to use that theme to flesh it out. But I twisted it a bit and set it in the 1840s with the influential … More