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Tales of Wonder and Dread To Celebrate Anniversary With Books
Three New Books Coming From Tales of Wonder and Dread on September 4th.
By: Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishikng
"Spooky Berwyn: Creepy Tales from the Chicago Suburbs" is edited by Gary Hill. The title is an homage to Chicago area horror host Svengoolie (Rich Koz) as Hill is an avid fan of both the show and the man. The book features non-fiction articles about various spooky locations around the Chicago suburbs including Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, The Baker Hotel, Resurrection Mary,, Archer Avenue and many more, written by either Gary Hill or Diane Hill. There are also three spooky fiction pieces all set in the same general area: one each by Gary Hill, Duane Pesice and Kevin Wood. A gallery of photos of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery rounds out the book.
"Spooky Fiction: Creepy Tales" really serves as a closing piece for the first year of Tales of Wonder and Dread. It collects stories from some of the releases TOWD has published over the last twelve months. There is one new story by Hill, "The Curse of Somantusan" to finish out the collection. All of the other stories in the book have been previously published in books from TOWD. That makes the book sort of a sampler of the line of books.
"Spooky Rockford Two: More Creepy Tales from the Greater Forest City Area<" is a sequel to last year's "Spooky Rockford." That book included non-fiction, fictionalized non-fiction and fiction along with two photo galleries. This one does the same, except for the fact that there is no fictionalized non-fiction here. It has non-fiction stories from Diane and Gary Hill along with Sheri Darnell and John Kleindienst. Mike Korn provides the one fiction story in the collection. There is a gallery of photos of Tinker Swiss Cottage along with a collection of photos from various local cemeteries.
Founded in 2018, Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released nine individual books and three others in a series of books in Rockford's cemeteries to date:.
All of the books will be available in paperback at lulu.com/strangesound and Amazon.com and other book retailers. A hardcover edition of each will be available exclusively at lulu.com/strangesound.