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Second Annual Newfoundland Ghost Tour

Halloween is coming, my favourite holiday! Yikes! Can’t wait for all the ghosties and ghoulies to crawl out of their cupboards and start haunting the streets of Newfoundland.

I am looking forward once again to scaring schoolchildren in October as I take my book,  A World Full of Ghosts, to schools on the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas. The Scottish Silky Ghost will be with me as usual, dusting libraries and children as we introduce them to ghosts from different cultures around the world.

With haunting (and hilarious!) illustrations by Marc Mongeau, this book is always popular with boys and girls. Everyone loves to be scared! After playing a few rounds of Ghost Ball to discover what frightens people in other countries, I turn the lights down low and tell two thrilling “true” Newfoundland ghost stories.

The Silky Ghost entertains students with spooky stories

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries, Eastern Division, have graciously offered to sponsor me to go to the Burin Peninsula the week of October 18th. I love it down there! Lots of ghosts!

And­―this really gives me a thrill―I am the Celebrity Judge for the St. John’s Libraries Ghost Story Writing Contest. Kids all over the city are encouraged to submit their scariest ghost stories, and I get to read them and help decide which is the most terrifying… and well written, of course! The Silky Ghost has promised to help me and make sure all the entries are free of dust.

So hang on to your witches’ hats, and keep those nightlights burning, because the Scary Season is nearly upon us!


September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment


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